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Updated: 'Active search' halted; 'armed and dangerous' homicide suspect still sought

August 23, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer


While helicopter and intensified multi-agency patrols have been suspended in Southwest Cape Coral, law enforcment officials are continuing their search for a homicide suspect deemed "armed and dangerous."

Felipe Torrealba, 28, remains at large, his whereabouts unknown, police said Thursday morning.

U.S. marshals believe the fugitive from Broward/Dade counties had been at a home in Cape Coral late Wednesday night. Depsite the establishment of a perimeter between Southwest 20th Avenue, Chiquita Boulevard, Pine Island Road and Trafalgar Parkway, Torrealba was not captured.

Original story:

Cape Coral police, Lee County sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals are searching an area of the Southwest Cape for a homicide suspect out of Broward/Dade counties.

The man, Felipe Torrealba, 28, is believed to be armed and dangerous, Cape police said in a statement released shortly after midnight.

Police have a perimeter established between Southwest 20th Avenue, Chiquita Boulevard, Pine Island Road and Trafalgar Parkway. Police are asking that residents in that area remain inside and notify police if they see anything suspicious.

Marshals had received a tip that Torrealba, who eluded police last week in Lehigh, was in a home in Cape Coral Wednesday evening. He was seen fleeing the home on foot late Wednesday.

Police will advise the public when Torrealba is captured and/or the perimeter has been released, officials said.

No other information has been released.



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