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Detectives searching for abductor in Iona area

June 29, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County sheriff's detectives are searching for the man who abducted a 10-year-old boy yesterday. The boy was abducted early this morning along Arbor Ridge Drive in South Fort Myers in the Iona-McGregor area.

The suspect forced the boy into a vehicle and drove him around for a few miles. The boy was released several miles away unharmed.

The suspect is described as a black male in his forties who was clean shaven with black hair. The suspect has a single upper silver tooth (not either of his two front teeth). The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and brown hoodie.

The suspect's vehicle is an older red pickup truck, single cab with a chrome toolbox across the back of the cab. There was a set of dice hanging from the rear view mirror.

If you know anything about this abduction, you're asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (239) 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Tips may also be made online at, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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