LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Authorities have released information on the victim of a Lehigh Acres homicide victim, who was found in a field in the area of 21st Street SW near Susan Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12.
The victim has been identified as Maria DeLourdes Bauza, age 48, a resident of 3405 21st Street SW in Lehigh Acres.
Due to the nature of the incident, Homicide Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation.
A man on scene, identified as Bauza's husband, Zacarias Jaime Izquierdo, age 58, was taken into custody as a primary suspect in the case. Due to a medical issue, he was then transported to an area hospital. Charges against him for his role in Bauza’s murder are pending.
An autopsy will be conducted in the case. WINK News will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.