EXCLUSIVE: Murder victim's family pleads for justice

Eric "Dustin" Duff was murdered in February
Posted at 7:34 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 07:17:38-04

A North Fort Myers family is pleading for justice as the search continues for the person who murdered their loved one.

It's been five months since 32-year-old Eric Duff was shot and killed inside his North Fort Myers home off Guest Court. "It's been so hard. I just feel kind of dead inside," his mother, Pamela Duff said. "His pockets had been turned inside out. They had ransacked and grabbed as much as they could before they got out there."

Duff says her son was robbed by two unknown men who took Eric's life who now leaves a four year old daughter behind.

Detectives have not identified any suspects.

Eric's family spoke to Four In Your Corner hoping anyone with information will come forward to help detectives solve this case.

"I'm just praying so justice can be done," his mother said. "We're going to miss him a lot, even though he's 32 years old he was my baby."

The family admits Duff faced a few troubling years but fear his past may be delaying his case.  "He was greatly loved but is his case a priority? I mean, if it would have been somebody that was squeaky clean would it be investigated faster?”

Crimestoppers has offered a $1,000 incentive for anyone with information to come forward, hoping to solve Duff's case. A spokesperson with Southwest Florida Crimestoppers says this case is very active but it is unclear how much longer it will be until the family sees justice.

"They are not forgotten. We will make sure they are not forgotten,” Trish Routte with Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said. “Sometimes it’s weeks, months, it can even be years, but we know the answers are out there. We're hoping the people who know something will come forward. The family deserves this and so does Eric.”

The family is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.