Friend says woman found dead at Fort Myers apartments disappeared 2 years ago

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Cassandra Clermont, 31. Credit: WINK News.

A woman, whose death at an apartment is considered suspicious by investigators, is being described by an old friend as a sweetheart and a kind person.

Cassandra Clermont, 31, was found dead at Cypress Court Apartments in Fort Myers recently.

Clermont’s body was found in a dirty apartment with several children, who are now in the care of Florida Department of Children and Families.

Crime scene techs spent the better part of Wednesday morning continuing to investigate the scene of Clermont’s death. Cause of death remains unreleased by law enforcement.

Fort Myers Police Department released its initial report naming the man who called 911 as Serge Lefevre, 37, also known at the complex as Junior or JR. Lefevre is now in custody undergoing a mental health evaluation.

Not one neighbor we spoke to told us they knew Cermont. We did speak to an old friend of hers, Carline Moreau, who always wondered what happened to her.

Moreau had already lost her friend once when she disappeared from her life. She’s lost her friend for a second and final time with the news of Clermont’s death.

“I found out that she passed away this morning,” Moreau said. “It’s so sad.”

Moreau last heard from her friend two years ago. It’s the last time Moreau believes anyone heard from her.

“Honestly, we haven’t seen her in like a couple years, probably about two good years, from about the time that she disappeared from like everyone, family and friends like that,” Moreau explained.

Clermont’s Facebook account was deleted, and her calls stopped.

“I honestly felt like she was scared. She was lonely. She had no support from anybody,” Moreau said. “It’s like she fell off the face of the earth.”

“She just disappeared, and we disappeared too. We have kids. We have our own lives, so everybody, which is doing their own things. But we never knew that was what was happening to her.”

“Some people thought she moved away,” Moreau said. “Like that’s how I come to find out she was right there. Like she was right there.”

Moreau said she would have done what she could had she known how to reach out to her friend and help.

“If we would’ve known, I promise you I would have. I would’ve did something,” Moreau said. “Me and my other friend, we would have did something. We would’ve went and got her, whether it was forcefully or willingly. We would have went and got her.”

FMPD says it will release more information when investigators determine whether Clermont’s death is a crime.

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