Cape Coral police investigating homicide, one in custody

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Detectives are investigating a homicide that happened early in Cape Coral Tuesday.

At approximately 2:21 a.m., police responded to 1141 Van Loon Commons Circle # 103 in reference to a man who called claiming he killed his roommate, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.

“Well it’s unnerving it’s unnerving it’s worrisome that’s the best I can say,” said Cape Coral resident Marlene Doherr.

At the scene, officers met with Cullen Scott Roe, 24, who turned himself in without incident, police said.

The officers found Roe’s roommate, Kody Scott Detling, 25, dead as a result of knife wounds within the apartment, police said.

“He usually calls me in the morning before he heads out to work and he didn’t this morning so I knew something was wrong,” said Katherine Uhll, Detling’s girlfriend.

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Roe is in custody at the Lee County Jail and faces charges of second-degree murder.

“It was definitely a moment that my world stopped,” Uhll said. “I was driving and I had to pull on the side of the road because I was just flabbergasted I didn’t know how to react I was screaming I was crying.”

Uhll said the roommate’s relationship turned hostile about two or three weeks ago, when she said Detling stopped giving Cullen free rides.

“Kody would buy groceries Cullen would eat them and not supply groceries, I know that he was late on rent, so I think it just got to the point where Kody was tired of it because he would tell me that he was tired of it,” Uhll said.

But early Tuesday morning, it escalated to a point Uhll and other neighbors say they never expected.

“I’m shocked, I’m absolutely shocked,” Doherr said.

Uhll became emotional and choked up when speaking of her boyfriend, Detling.

“He was a great guy, he was a very loving loving guy he wanted to be your friend he was a true true definition of a gentleman,” Uhll said.

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