Attorney filing wrongful death lawsuit against Collier deputy for testimony in 2004 cold case

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We could be a little closer to getting answers in two unusual and unsolved cases in Collier County.

Hollywood actor, Tyler Perry alongside well known Civil Rights attorney, Ben Crump, announced they are filing a civil wrongful death lawsuit today

The lawsuit was filed to make former Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy, Steven Calkins give his sworn testimony. The deputy was the final person to see both Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos before they disappeared nearly 15 years ago.

Detectives say both men were seen with Calkins outside North Naples Cemetery, three months apart. Calkins was fired from the force for lying to investigators, but never criminally charged for lack of evidence.

Attorney Ben Crump, says they finally put the puzzle together for a good case against Calkins.

“He will be made to come to be deposed and to give a sworn testimony for the first time to answer all the questions that Marcel Williams has for him,” said Crump.

Tyler Perry has raised the reward for information leading to a conviction from the original $100,000, to now $200,000.

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