Special delivery hoped to encourage new leads in homicide case

Posted at 6:30 PM, Apr 07, 2017

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators going to new lengths to bring closure to a Lehigh Acres family, nearly four years after their son was murdered.

Investigators say the body of Kyle Byrtus was found in a field on Meadow Road back in 2013.  And the person who killed him is still on the streets.

Now investigators hope postcards will be the key to solving this case.

In the hot, Florida summer month of August 2013, a brutal discovery along a Lehigh Acres road, 25-year-old Kyle Byrtus’ lifeless body was found.

“Had a great bright future ahead of him, managed to get himself entangled with some less than savory people,” says Trish Routte with Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

While the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous tips, they are asking for anyone with information about Kyle's murder to come forward.  “We think the answers in Kyle's case most likely lie with in the Pine Manor community,” says Routte.

And to help get answers they're trying something new…with a little help from the post office.

“Every resident of Pine Manor and the surrounding neighborhoods, on Saturday morning when they go to their mailbox, will be receiving a postcard from us with Kyle's picture on it, asking for information on his case.”

Kyle's family is hoping that there is someone out there willing to come forward to do the right thing.  “But we hope people would do it because Kyle was a good young man. He made some bad choices, yes, but he was a good young man, and his family misses him every single day, and he deserves justice,” says Routte.

If you have any information that could help investigators solve this case, you don't have to give your name, and you could earn a cash reward when you call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.