Reward increased in 2002 cold case
The 2002 homicide of Christina Wilson is being given new attention, with an increased reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has teamed up with the Florida Sheriff's Association's (FSA) to increase the reward in Christina's case to $8,000. The initial $3,000 will come from Crime Stoppers coffers, while the additional $5,000 is being offered through the FSA's Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program. The FSA established this initiative to assist Crime Stoppers programs with securing new leads on cases that are still awaiting resolution.
Christina's case dates back to June 21, 2002, when a missing persons report for the 20 year old Lee County woman was filed. She was last been seen in the Page Park subdivision of Fort Myers. Two days later, on June 23, 2002, Christina's body was found at Hunter's Park, located in the Pine Manor community. Leads in Christina's case have gone cold over the last 17 years, however Crime Stoppers, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Sheriff's Association is hopeful that the infusion of additional reward money will encourage people with information on her homicide to finally come forward and anonymously share what they know.
"Despite the time that has passed, it is never too late to do the right thing and come forward," said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. "People change, relationships change and hopefully the offering of more reward money will motivate people in the know to help provide justice for Christina all these years later."
Anyone with information on the murder of Christina Wilson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 from Crime Stoppers and $5,000 from the Florida Sheriff's Association. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.