NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-On Saturday morning around 6:20 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a medical assistance call. A passerby found an adult male lying in the grass just off the sidewalk along the south side of Pondella Road across from the intersection of Landsdale Drive. EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the adult male deceased.
Deputies established a crime scene and soon discovered the body of a second adult male behind the closed businesses. As a result, Pondella Road remains closed between Barrett Road and Sabal Gardens Drive.
The deaths are being treated as a double homicide.
Homicide detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit are assigned to continue the investigation.The District 21 Medical Examiner will perform autopsies to confirm causes of death. Detectives are continuing efforts to positively identify the two men.
Investigators have not confirmed a manner of death, only saying there was severe trauma to both bodies. Neighbors tell WINK News they heard gunshots and speeding vehicles in the middle of the night.
Anyone with information on this violent felony crime is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (239) 477-1000 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.