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Murder suspect still on the loose 1 month later

Posted at 6:39 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 18:39:52-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Investigators still need help locating a man accused of killing two people in the Morse Shore neighborhood.

Detectives have been searching for Angel Carrasco since November 12. He is accused of killing Wendy Hernandez and Antonio Rodriguez inside their house on Maine Avenue in Fort Myers. Neighbors expressed concern, Friday, as he continues walking free. "It's unnerving," said one neighbor. "I won't walk at night, that's for sure, because I don't know if the guy is still around or not."

Southwest Florida Crimestoppers told Fox 4, Friday, the case has been challenging for investigators. Carrasco had no prior arrests or known addresses, and no legal records. "He doesn't show up on anything. This is a guy that pretty much came out of nowhere," said Trish Routte, spokesperson for SWFL Crimestoppers. "This isn't our typical case where he had a criminal history. We have no record of this guy."

The allegations landed Carrasco on Lee County's list of most wanted fugitives. The U.S Mashal's service has also made the case a priority. Routte believes the right tip could help investigators find him. "Somebody definitely has a relationship with this man. Friendship, maybe an ex-boyfriend. They are probably still in communication with him. We need that person to reach out to us. Do not protect this guy. This person is accused of taking two lives," she said. 

If you have any information that could help investigators, call the Crimestoppers hotline at 1 (800) 780-TIPS or submit a tip online at A tip that leads to arrest could earn you a cash reward.