Teen found dead in Fort Myers park

Posted at 8:22 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 20:22:39-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A family is searching for answers after an 18-year-old was found dead at a park in Fort Myers, Saturday morning.

According to relatives, Jimmie Lee Davis left his house with a friend, Friday night, before he never came back. Fort Myers Police officers found his body in a nature preserve at the Billy Bowlegs Park near Marsh Avenue around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. "He's only 18 years old," said his aunt Tracey Williams. "He hasn't even had a chance at life."

The discovery stunned those who live in the neighboring community, even though they said violence is a common occurrence. "It's kind of crazy because it's a little too close to home, but it wouldn't be strange because stuff just goes on every day like this," said one neighbor.

Officials still have not given a cause for his death, but with recent violence involving teens throughout Fort Myers, Davis's family questioned when it would end. "He was a good kid, he was not a problem child," said Williams. "I just don't understand. You know he's got siblings he left behind and his mom and dad. It's just senseless."

If you have any information related to this investigation contact the Fort Myers Police Department or Detective Antonini at (239) 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous.