CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Task Force conducted a search for a homicide suspect, Felipe Torrealba Thursday afternoon. Torrealba is wanted out of Broward County.
At around noon, Cape Coral Police received a call that a subject matching the description of Torrealba was see on a LeeTran bus in SW Cape Coral. The caller further advised that the subject got off of the bus in the area of Beach Parkway W. and Chiquita Boulevard S.
Cape Coral Police units responded to the area in an attempt to locate this subject and began the ground search. K9 units were brought in to assist. As the area search was under way, Cape Coral Police Detectives were dispatched to LeeTran to determine if the bus had video and to view the video to attempt to make an identification. To better coordinate the search efforts and provide a rally-point in the field, CCPD dispatched its Mobile Command Unit to the area of SW 16 Pl/Beach Parkway W.
As a precaution, the Lee County School District and LCSO opted to utilize the Code Red/Code Yellow system and place schools in the area on lockdown.
As units conducted a systematic search of the area, detectives were able to view the video from the bus and make a determination that the subject on the video was not Felipe Torrealba. Search efforts in that were discontinued at that time, around 2:50 PM.
If you see anything unusual, you are asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223.