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Death Ruled Homicide
Friday, August 16, 2013

Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit say a man found dead in Lehigh Acres yesterday was the victim of a homicide. The victim has been positively identified as Kyle Byrtus (DOB 5-17-88) of Fort Myers.  His body was discovered in the area of Meadow Road and Leah Court in Lehigh Acres.  The cause of death is not being released at this time as the investigation continues.  Detectives say Byrtus is believed to have frequented the Pine Manor area.

Anyone who has seen Byrtus recently or has knowledge of the circumstances surrounding his death is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (239) 477-1000.  Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at via text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD or through the TipSubmit app on any Smart phone.

Media inquiries are directed to the Public Information Officer at (239) 477-1340.