Published: Jan 12, 2011 7:57 PM EST
Updated: Jan 12, 2011 4:57 PM EST

Homicide Update

The victim has been identified as Hugh Jack Byrd Jr. (d.o.b. 2-7-51). Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

January 10, 2011

“Police Investigating Homicide”

On Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:25 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 2000 West First Street in reference to a deceased male lying near the pavilion in the park. Officers responded to the area and cordoned a potential crime scene. Police interviewed witnesses and searched the park for evidence but the circumstances surrounding the man’s death remained unclear. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation. The death has been ruled a homicide. Police are still working to positively identify the victim.

 Anyone with information is asked to call FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.