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Still searching for a killer, two years after death of Bonita Springs woman

Posted at 11:23 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 11:23:12-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers says they still need help tracking down the killer or killers of a Bonita Springs woman two years ago.

34-year-old Sarah Nicholson was found dead in her Squire Lane home following a fire on October 29, 2019.

More than seven months later, Cristian Dilan was arrested in connection with the incident and was charged with burglary, robbery and accomplice after the fact to second degree murder.

He remains in custody for his role in the crime, while the person or persons ultimately responsible for Nicholson’s death have yet to be held accountable for their actions.

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“Sarah’s friends and family are still waiting for the day that justice will be served,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “We are confident there are people who know far more than they’ve shared with law enforcement to date. Two years have passed – the time is now to finally be forthcoming with whatever information you may have that could be integral with moving this case forward and providing the answers to help solve a homicide.”

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Sarah Nicholson

Anyone with information on the murder of Sarah Nicholson is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.