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Death Investigation - Update #1
Monday, May 22, 2017

The decedents have been positively identified as Phyllis Smithwick (DOB 10-15-46) and David Smithwick (DOB 5-14-84).  Investigators say the incident was isolated and that the deaths are not suspicious.


(Initial press release from May 20, 2017  7:02 p.m.)

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call for service for a well-being check located at 1735 Brantley Road, in Fort Myers. Upon arrival, Deputies located two deceased subjects inside of the residence.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

Any updates pertaining to this incident will be released via press release.

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