COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Based on their investigation thus far detectives believe that the perpetrator(s) came to the victims' residence between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, and left after shooting both victims to death in their bedroom. The motive for the slayings remains unknown and there was no indication of forced entry to the victims' home.
While detectives believe there is no direct threat to public safety in this neighborhood we always encourage residents to contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239.252.9300 if they see or hear anything suspicious, and to call 911 in an emergency.
The Sheriff's Office wishes to thank citizens who have already called in with information that is potentially beneficial to the investigation and encourages anyone else who believes they may have beneficial information to call.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.
ORIGINAL REPORT: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims of Tuesday evening's double homicide as Ludwig Volksheimer, 71, and Carmen Perez-Stolts, 82, who both resided at the residence.
Detectives executed a search warrant on the residence and began initial scene processing last night. Scene processing will continue today as detectives continue their investigation. Detectives believe the deaths are homicides.
Two other people live within the household. These individuals have been interviewed by detectives and are not considered suspects at this time.
Investigation thus far has revealed no evidence of forced entry into the residence, and no motive for the killings. Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk has ordered continued additional patrols in the area, and added security at school bus stops, as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.
Collier County Deputies were conducting a welfare check when they found the two dead inside the residence at 5770 Seagrass Lane near Golden Gate Tuesday evening.
As this is ongoing and out of an abundance of caution, Sheriff Rambosk has ordered additional, logged patrols of the neighborhood throughout the night, and extra security for the school bus stop at the end of Seagrass Lane tomorrow morning.