Man arrested in connection with North Fort Myers homicide

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Death investigation on San Jose Street in North Fort Myers. Credit: WINK News

A man was arrested in the death of Tina Newhouse Thursday.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives put a warrant out for the arrest of Michael Ernest Newhouse, 58, Tina Newhouse’s husband.

Michael Newhouse, 58, photo courtesy of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Newhouse is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail and will be transported back to Lee County.

Newhouse faces charges of second-degree murder.

A 51-year-old woman was identified as the victim of a homicide on the 300 block of San Jose Street in North Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The body of Tina Newhouse was found dead in a residential home Tuesday night, deputies said.

Investigators on scene declared the death to be a domestic related homicide, deputies said.

Law enforcement are not seeking additional suspects.

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