CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives have used DNA technology to solve a residential burglary that occurred in September of last year and an armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred in January of this year.
On September 17th of 2012, officers investigated a home break-in at 2551 Hopefield Court. The suspect entered the home and made off with a flat-panel TV, expensive sunglasses and various electronics. The suspect cut himself while making entry through a broken window.
Forensics Personnel collected a few small droplets of blood that were left behind. The blood evidence was submitted to CODIS, the FBI’s Combined DNA Identification System. CODIS is a database of DNA profiles of offenders.
Detectives were informed that there was a match to the sample submitted on the case. The DNA of the blood was that of Michael Anthony Zeff, 28, of North Fort Myers. Detectives now had probable cause to arrest Zeff for the burglary. On June 6th, Zeff was located in the Lee County Jail (where he was due to unrelated charges) and arrested for Burglary of a dwelling and grand theft.