If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or click the Submit a Tip button to anonymously provide information.  We want your information, not your name!  We will pay a cash reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
 
 

Johnny Jackson
July 13, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
FORT MYERS BEACH SHOOTING SUSPECT STILL ON THE LOOSE #TheSearchContinues
 
This week marks the 1-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Johnny Jackson. Jackson was on the beach on July 16, 2020, spending time with friends and family near the Lani Kai Resort, Fort Myers Beach. Later that night, an unknown assailant shot Jackson and quickly fled the scene.
 
Jackson was born and raised in Lee County, and was one of six children. He worked at a lawn care service in Lehigh Acres and regularly spent time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
 
Anyone with information on the murder of Johnny Jackson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 from Crime Stoppers and $10,000 from an anonymous donor. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
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This is a Lee County Sheriff's Office homicide case
 
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Anthony Lee Crump
July 06, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
Fort Myers man dies three days shy of his 21st birthday #TheSearchContinues
 

On August 7, 2008, the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a man lying in the street in the area of the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue in Fort Myers. Detectives were notified and they responded to assume the investigation. Witnesses reported seeing a black male adult with dreads running from the area.  The decedent was identified as Anthony “Tony” Crump, a white male with a date of birth of August 10, 1987. The death was determined to be a homicide. The investigation continues.

 

If you have information that can help solve this homicide, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
 
This is a Fort Myers Police Department homicide case.
 
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Jesse Eugene Stokes
June 22, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
Little evidence exists in 2011 North Fort Myers Cold Case Homicide #TheSearchContinues
 

On June 16, 2011, the Lee County Sheriff's Office was called in reference to a disturbance in the area of 323 Monterey Street in North Fort Myers. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a male deceased. Detectives were notified and they responded to assume the investigation. The decedent was identified as Jesse Eugene Stokes, a white male with a date of birth of August 11, 1962. The death was determined to be a homicide. The investigation continues.

 

If you have information that can help solve this case, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
 
This is a Lee County Sheriff's Office homicide case.
 
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Barbara Bisram
June 15, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
Seeking new information in the 2007 death of Barbara Bisram #TheSearchContinues
 
Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies found Barbara Bisram’s body inside her residence at 5181 Everglades Boulevard N in Naples around 12:30 p.m. on June 6, 2007. Deputies responded to the home after a family member who was trying to contact Bisram was unable to reach her. Detectives believe Bisram knew her killer and was not a victim of a random crime. There wasn’t any evidence of forced entry into the home or of a struggle between Bisram and her killer.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  SWFL Crime Stoppers must be contacted first to be eligible for the $8,000 cash reward.  The Florida Sheriff’s Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program contributed an additional $5,000 to the original $3,000 reward offered by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. The reward is for information leading to the identity and arrest of the person or persons responsible for Bisram’s death.
 
If you have information that can help solve this case, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
This is a Collier County Sheriff's Office homicide case.
 
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Pilar Sofia Rodriguez
June 08, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
Remains of Pilar Sofia Rodriguez have not been found #TheSearchContinues
 
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Detectives are looking for additional information regarding the February 1999 disappearance and death of Pilar Rodriguez, a 4 year old female who was staying at the Trail Apartments with her babysitter Melissa Cooper and Cooper's boyfriend Keith Wilson.
 
Melissa Cooper, now known as Melissa Harding-Jones was arrested in 2010 by Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crime Unit-Cold Case detectives in Washington State and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child which resulted in a guilty plea in 2013.
 
Both Melissa Cooper and Keith Wilson have been convicted in this case, Cooper pled guilty to Accessory after the fact and Wilson was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in a October, 2017 trial. Although this case has been completed from a criminal prosecution standpoint, the remains of Pilar Sofia Rodriguez have not been found and recovered. Cooper testified at the Keith Wilson trial that she did not know where Wilson took the body of Pilar Rodriguez and Keith Wilson has not provided those details to law enforcement. CCSO Major Crime Unit-Cold Case Detectives believe that someone besides Keith Wilson, also has this information and has not yet come forward!
 
If you have information that can help solve this case, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
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John Smith
June 01, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
SUSPECTED SUICIDE RULED HOMICIDE #TheSearchContinues
 
On May 21, 2002, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible suicide. Deputies went to the scene and notified detectives. When detectives examined the scene further, they determined the case was in fact a homicide. The victim was identified as John Smith, a white male with a date of birth of January 17, 1947. The investigation continues.
 
If anyone has information about this case, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office or if you wish to remain anonymous call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
 
This is a Lee County Sheriff's Office homicide case.
 
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Catalina Lechuga
May 25, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
COLD CASE HOMICIDE #TheSearchContinues
 
On 09/13/2003, a witness flagged down a deputy with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in the area of Rose Avenue and East Delaware Avenue in Immokalee. A woman was found deceased in a wooded area. The victim was later identified as 39-year-old Catalina Lechuga of Immokalee. Lechuga had died from multiple stab wounds. The death was determined to be a homicide. The investigation continues.
 
If anyone has information about this case, please contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office or if you wish to remain anonymous call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
This is a Collier County Sheriff's Office homicide case.

 
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Merritt Wheeler, Sr.
May 18, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
#TheSearchContinues 40-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE MURDER
 
During 10/08/1980, the body of 36-year-old Merritt Wheeler Sr. was discovered in Horse Creek near the bridge at County Road 769 within Desoto County, Florida. Based on the facts from the scene, it was clear Wheeler had suffered substantial injury before being placed into the body of water. The death was determined to be a homicide. The investigation continues. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call DeSoto County Sheriff's Department or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
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John "Pops" Joseph
May 11, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE OF JOHN "POPS" JOSEPH

On May 12, 2000, the Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call in the area of Dupree Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. The caller stated there was a male lying under a tree. When they arrived they discovered a deceased male. The decedent was identified as John “Pops” Joseph, a white male with a date of birth of December 12, 1931. Joseph was a transient living in the area. The death was determined to be a homicide. #TheSearchContinues

If you have information that can help solve this case, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.

 

ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!

We don’t want your name… only what you know!

 

This is a Lee County Sheriff's Office homicide case.

 

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Jiatarios Brunson & Paul Everett Baldwin
May 04, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
 
DOUBLE MURDER #TheSearchContinues
 
Fort Myers Police Department responded to the Renaissance Preserve Community on April 21, 2013, after receiving reports of gun shots on Capulet Lane around 11:30 p.m. The victims were 20-year-old Paul Baldwin and 17-year-old Jiatarious Brunson, both of Fort Myers. They were found with gun shot wounds and were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where later they succumbed to their injuries. Brunson, also known as JoJo, was a sophmore at Fort Myers High School and was apart of the football team.
 
If you have information that can help solve this double homicide, please call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3 Tips mobile app.
 
ALL CALLERS WILL REMAIN 100% ANONYMOUS!
 
We don’t want your name… only what you know!
 
 
This is a Fort Myers Police Department homicide case.
 
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