LCSO search along I-75 near Palm Beach Blvd connected to apartment complex murder

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has been stationed on I-75, just south of the Caloosahatchee Bridge, for hours Tuesday morning and they just confirmed it’s connected to a murder investigation at the Coral Harbor Apartments.

The investigation began when a FedEx delivery driver spotted a body inside a Coral Harbor apartment in south Fort Myers.

Deputies will not confirm what investigators are looking for specifically, but WINK News saw the sheriff’s office flying the drone in the area.

A fleet of Lee County Sheriff’s Office vehicles posted up along the stretch of I-75 near Bayshore Road.

Investigators spent hours combing through the heavily wooded area near the Caloosahatchee River.

It’s the same area they spent hours searching on Friday.

We spoke with a neighbor who said he hasn’t forgotten last week’s scene. Deputies swarmed the complex, zeroing in on an apartment on the second floor and trying to piece together who killed a man in his south Fort Myers home.

“I kind of think about it all the time,” said Chris Pugh.

He lives right above the unit where the victim, a man in his twenties, died.

“I was very surprised because it’s a very quiet, nice little neighborhood,” he said. “We never have any problems like that; no kind of problems at all really .”

As investigators continue their search, Pugh says he too wants answers.

“I just hope they bring justice to the young man that lost his life for whatever reason that was,” he said.

At this time, investigators say there is no threat to the public, but they will not say if they have a person of interest in the case.

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