NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a North Fort Myers neighborhood in reference to an odor coming from a home.
Deputies responded to the home in the 200 block of Capitol Street Sunday morning. Neighbors in the area told WINK News they could smell an odor for days. When deputies arrived, they found a woman dead inside the residence.
"Death. Human death," neighbor Viola Pressley said of the smell. "Not animal, not snake. Human death. I've been on disaster training and that's what a human smells like."
During the investigation, deputies learned that a missing persons report had been filed at the same home on August 24th. The missing person was 42 year-old Tamara Jean Davis. Lee County deputies confirmed the body found belonged to Davis.
A man claiming to be Davis' husband told WINK News that his wife had been killed and his son confessed.
After several interviews, a 15 year-old was taken into custody and charged with homicide. Deputies have confirmed the teen is the son of the missing woman.
Friends later clarified to WINK News that the teen was not Davis' husband's biological son, and that the couple had been living together for several years.
Members of the family's church are taking care of her husband. They told WINK News they'd removed Davis' son from the home several days ago, after she'd gone missing.