CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral Police say Wade Wilson is the person of interest in the cases of Kristine Melton and Diane Ruiz.
Neighbors said a black car pulled out of the woods the morning Diane Ruiz went missing.
This was the same day Kristine Melton was found dead inside her home.
Kristine Melton's family released a statement :
As the family of Kristine Melton, we have decided to release a statement. Our hope is that it sheds some light on our beautiful girl. Before Monday, Kristine was not a victim, she was not a news story, she was the glue that held our family and friend group together. She was stunning, but her beauty paled by her character. Above all, Kristine was loyal. She had been our support since the day she was born. She was a protector and loved fiercely. She was wicked funny, beyond words funny. Her humor was dry and quick and witty. Anyone who ever sat beside her knows that. She was adventurous, she loved traveling, the mountains and the beach. She was a beloved daughter, sister, cousin, friend, niece and aunt. The favorite aunt amongst our children. Her absence leaves a space that can never be filled. She was a precious soul and an irreplaceable force. She was a once in a lifetime person. Think of her that way. Please pray for us, pray for the family of Diane Ruiz, as we are living a nightmare you cannot fathom. Please respect our privacy during this difficult time.
Wilson has been involved in domestic incidents with other women in the past.
Wilson is accused of beating up an ex-girlfriend outside her business.
Wilson also harmed a fourth woman who met Wilson in Palm Beach County. She also described a scary incident that happened in February.
Kelly Matthews: "After what happened to me. I knew it would happen eventually. In February, he kidnapped me and tied me up in the back of my car, naked and bound and gagged".
Matthews said Wilson sexually assaulted her. She felt that he was going to kill her that night.
Mathews said prosecutors ended up dropping the charges in her case because of a lack of evidence.
Wade Wilson is in jail and is being held without bail for unrelated charges.
Wade Wilson has not been formally charged for the death of both Diane Ruiz and Kristine Melton, but we expect those charges to be upgraded soon.
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