Police identify victims in Cape Coral death investigation

Cape Coral Police are currently conducting a death investigation of two people on the 2000 block of NW 5th Street.

According to a police report, Carmela McEachern, 54, and James McEachern, 48, were found in their home on NW Fifth Street.

A Cape Coral police officer responded to the home in response a check welfare call.

The woman’s son contacted police and said he hadn’t heard from his mother since last Saturday, according to the police report.

The officer and the son arrived at the home and knocked. When there was no answer, he opened the front door with a key, according to the report.

The report states, “there was a clear sign of disturbance” in the home. The McEacherns were located dead on the living room floor.

Police say the victims suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

Cape Coral Police Major Crimes Unit detectives arrived and took over the investigation on scene.

There is no danger to the public at large and it’s is still a very active and fluid investigation, said LCSO.

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