Homicide investigation in North Fort Myers

Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 07:01:41-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation at a North Fort Myers home early Wednesday morning.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the 5800 block of Guest Court around 2 a.m.

That's located near Orange Grove Boulevard south of Hancock Bridge Parkway.

Neighbors describe the home at the center of the investigation as a revolving door with people coming and going all the time. While they don't always know who is living at the home, they are still shocked to hear what took place inside.

"I thought it was a firework box or a pack of black cats going pop,pop,pop," said one nearby resident. 

Some residents said they first heard loud noises around 2 a.m. but didn't think much of it. So you can only imagine how they felt when they woke up to crime scene tape plastered throughout their neighborhood. 

"I've lived here 28 years and I've never had anything like that," said another resident Gail Sonneman. 

Sheriff's investigators first arrived on scene around 2 a.m. and for more than 13 hours crime scene tape has blocked off several of the surrounding streets even wrapping through neighbors backyards. It's leaving them to second guess whether their neighborhood is as safe as they thought just 24-hours ago. 

"As long as we get a handle on it and serve them to justice we should be fine," said a nearby resident. 

As of 5 p.m. LCSO has identified the victim as 32-year-old Eric Duff. 

No further detail are available at this time.

Check back for updates as we learn more.