Thanks to a partnership between the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers and the Florida Sheriffs Association, there is an $8,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the April 9 shooting death of Karl George Lievense.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward and the FSA has contributed an additional $5,000.
Lievense, 82, was found dead inside his place of business, The Integrated Companies, 5129 Castello Drive, North Naples, shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Detectives said Lievense was a business broker and gathered investors for business ventures. Among his investment projects were a pair of mobile home parks in Michigan, some energy-based enterprises in Texas and a proposed movie to be filmed in Collier County. Those who knew Lievense have told detectives that Lievense’s life revolved around his work and he had a large network of investors, friends and acquaintances.
Detectives are continuing to process evidence and follow up on leads. Noting that the crime occurred in a commercial area in the middle of the day, detectives say they believe someone has information about the case that could give them the break they need to make an arrest.
“Even if someone thinks the information they have is not significant, we want to talk to them,” said CCSO Homicide Section Detective Thom Cullen.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.TIPS (8477).