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Neighbors say SWFL food truck owners were victims in murder-suicide

Death Investigation in Lehigh Acres
Posted at 2:46 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 11:37:58-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.  — Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputies are investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Neighbors say a handyman came to fix a garage on the 1900 block of Golfside Village Dr. in Lehigh Acres Tuesday morning and discovered two bodies inside.

“This morning I was out having a cigarette and I heard a big noise, ” said Ray Tetreauot.

Neighbors say they heard what sounded like gunshots around 9 am Tuesday morning.

“It must be a homicide-suicide because it wasn’t like bang bang, it was a bang and then 45 seconds later another bang, ” said Tetreauot.

Neighbors say the victims were a man and woman who recently had separated.

“I knew they had just split, it must have been tremendous animosity, ” said Ray Tetreauot.

The Sheriff's office hasn’t yet identified the people they found inside this home.

Neighbors tell Fox 4 the home is owned by a couple named Helmet and AnneMarie, owners of "Schnitzel Express" food truck.

Many in this neighborhood are surprised to hear that something so tragic happened so close to home.

“It’s a sad thing in the neighborhood, I’ve been coming to visit my mommy for 18 years. I’ve never seen anything like this, I’ve never seen a police car on the street. It is kind of shocking”.

Deputies say this is an open investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident you are urged to call the Lee County Sheriffs' office.