Published: Dec 11, 2013 5:08 AM EST
Updated: Dec 11, 2013 7:43 PM EST


Family members still can't believe it. Two loved ones, Shelley and her son Daniel Tompkins, are dead.

Deputies say, Steven Tompkins, Shelley's older son, is a person of interest.

"My nephew has always been a little bit unstable.He's threatened to shoot her in the past, he's told me that," said Christine Myers, the victim's aunt.

A family friend says Daniel Tompkins even moved back home after the miliatary because he knew something was wrong with Steven.

"He knew his mother needed to be protected. Sometimes his brother wasn't too right in the head," said Myers.

Everyone, including Daniel's ex-girlfriend is heartbroken.

"She's been crying, she's been crying, crying crying, crying. It really touched her," said her father, Bobby Fleming.

Deputies are not saying much about how the pair was killed.
Only calling it grizzly.

Loved ones can only imagine.

"He's always been off the deep end. Since he was five he flushed a babysitter's terrier down a toilet," said Myers.

And are worried about what could happen next.

"My daughter called me earlier she's very concerned she didn't even stay home. She stayed at a friend's house. He's been to my house and babysat. He's been to her house," said Myers.



LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is on the scene at 1919 Jefferson Avenue in Lehigh Acres, after finding two people dead inside the home.
A third member of the household, 24-year-old Steven David Tompkins, has not yet been found and is considered a person of interest.

He may be armed with a handgun and traveling in a 2004, green, four-door, Ford F-150 Lariat pick-up truck with a Florida license tag of BFK T59. Tompkins is described as 5’5” tall, medium build with hazel eyes and short brown hair. He may also have facial hair.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has yet to release the names of the two victims, but a family member says they are Shelly Tompkins and her son, Danny. She also said Steven Tompkins is Shelly's other son.

Anyone who may know of Steven Tompkins’ whereabouts, observes the vehicle or has additional information about this violent felony crime is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (239) 477-1000 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477). Tips may also be made online at; via text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD; or through the TipSubmit app on any Smart phone.