November 15, 2017

Social media clips could assist with weekend homicide investigation

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help retrieving any social media posts in regards to a homicide in Fort Myers early Sunday evening.

On November 12th at approximately 7:35 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call of gunshots heard in the area of Pauldo Street and Thomas Street.  Upon arrival, officers located Marvin Peacock (DOB 4/11/96) lying on the ground.  Peacock was suffering from a gunshot wound and died on the scene.

Within hours of the murder, there were postings on social media outlets regarding the homicide.  Anyone who may have captured or retained in any form any of these social media postings, specifically a Facebook Live video, is asked to share that information anonymously with Crime Stoppers.  Any videos or photos can be easily uploaded to the P3Tips mobile app, affording tipsters absolute anonymity on their submissions, or on the Crime Stoppers website, www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com.  Information contained in these videos could be critical in helping identify and apprehend the person responsible for Peacock’s death.

“Social media can be a pivotal key in this investigation, since pertinent information was posted online and shared amongst certain individuals in our community,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “We are asking anyone who had the foresight to screenshot that information, or save it, to please share that information with us so that detectives can bring justice to Mr. Peacock’s family.”

Individuals with information who would like to speak with the detective directly may contact Detective Emily DeStefanis at (239) 321-8011 or email Edestefanis@fmpolice.com.