Reconstruction of Victim by Sharon Long; Sketch by Sheri Dunaske
Unidentified White Male
On March 23, 2007 Fort Myers police recovered the bones from nearly eight complete bodies with the help of area agencies, cadaver dogs and forensic experts, in a wooded forest near Rockfill and Arcadia Streets in Fort Myers. The location is an isolated one where the roads consist mostly of sandy dirt. Police discovered eight skulls and various other bones. Police at first found three skeletons, but a search turned up five more nearby. The land where the remains were found is owned by the City of Fort Myers. Investigators found no clothing and no remnants of coffins, body bags or anything else that might be used to hold human remains. There were no footprints or other signs that anyone had recently been to the scene.
Experts said that the men known as the "Fort Myers Eight" were found within 50 yards of one another, and had been killed between 1980 and 2000. There was no skin or clothing left on the remains. There was also no trauma immediately evident.
Thanks to DNA, police were able to identify two of the eight men in November 2007.
If you have any information about this case please contact:
Fort Myers Police Department
877-667-1296 or 239-339-4008
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Agency Case Number: 2007-257