2 men accused of killing Lehigh Acres man Damari Ali

Author: AMY GALO Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says two suspects stand accused of killing Lehigh Acres man Damari Ali, who was found dead Tuesday.

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On Tuesday, LCSO announced that two people were arrested in connection to 21-year-old Ali’s suspicious disappearance and that a body, yet to be identified, had been found.

According to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, 20-year-old Cameron Williams and 18-year-old Dayrian Howard face charges of second-degree murder in Ali’s death.

Damari Ali. Courtesy of his girlfriend’s family

According to LCSO, Ali’s death was confirmed through dental records and rapid DNA testing. On May 3, Ali met with Howard and Williams for a drug deal; the exact details of the deal and who was buying or selling are still under investigation.

Williams and Howard planned to shoot and rob Ali. When he pulled up in his car, the two shot him and dragged his body into an empty field, where it was hidden in the brush.

Ali’s car was driven by the suspects eight blocks away, where it was found early Thursday morning. His family filed a missing person report immediately after.

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