Reward increased to $17,500 for tips related to killing of Fort Myers coach Craig Truttling

Craig Truttling

In hopes of tracking down the person who took the life of Fort Myers coach Craig Truttling nearly two weeks ago, Crime Stoppers is increasing the reward once again for information that leads to the arrest of his killer.

Family and church friends of Craig are now adding to the reward fund, offering an additional $12,000 for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest.

These funds are in addition to the $3,000 being offered by Crime Stoppers and the $2,500 being offered by the City of Fort Myers, bringing the total reward to $17,500. Craig was shot and killed on July 29 inside a pickup truck near Highland Avenue and Canal Street.

He leaves behind his parents, sisters, close friends and a team of young men who he coached on the 14U Fort Myers Firecats.

Police investigate a homicide on Highland Avenue in Fort Myers, Friday, July 29, 2022. Credit: WINK News

“We are confident that there are people in our community who know far more than they’ve shared so far. Hopefully the incentive of the additional reward money will motivate people to be more forthcoming with information,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “Violence in our community will not be tolerated and we hope the community feels the same way.”

Anyone with information on the murder of Craig Truttling is asked to call Crime Stoppers 24/7 at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip at or on the P3 Tips app. Callers will always remain 100% anonymous! Do the right thing and reach out to us!

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