UPDATE: Detectives and Crime Scene investigators expect to finish their work at the scene today.
Based on their investigation thus far detectives believe that the perpetrator(s) came to the victims’ residence between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, and left after shooting both victims to death in their bedroom. The motive for the slayings remains unknown and there was no indication of forced entry to the victims’ home.
While detectives believe there is no direct threat to public safety in this neighborhood we always encourage residents to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300 if they see or hear anything suspicious, and to call 911 in an emergency.
The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank citizens who have already called in with information that is potentially beneficial to the investigation and encourages anyone else who believes they may have beneficial information to call.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.
Earlier news releases
Update: Death Investigation In Golden Gate
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date: 9/14/2011 11:45 AM
UPDATE: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Ludwig Volksheimer, 71, and Carmen Perez-Stolts, 81, who both resided at the residence.
Detectives executed a search warrant on the residence and began initial scene processing last night. Scene processing will continue today as detectives continue their investigation. Detectives believe the deaths are homicides.
Two other people live within the household. These individuals have been interviewed by detectives and are not considered suspects at this time.
Investigation thus far has revealed no evidence of forced entry into the residence, and no motive for the killings. Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk has ordered continued additional patrols in the area, and added security at school bus stops, as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.
Original news release:
Death Investigation in Golden Gate
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date: 9/13/2011 10:45 PM
At 6:48 P.M. this evening Collier County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 5770 Seagrass Lane for a Suspicious Incident following a call into the Sheriff’s Communications Center.
Arriving a few moments later Deputies were told by a reporter that there were two people deceased inside the residence. Deputies conducted a welfare check and found the two victims inside the residence.
Based on the observations of these Deputies, this is being treated as a homicide investigation. The residence was secured, and Detectives are working to obtain a search warrant to continue the investigation.
Though positive identification is pending, it is believed that the victims were residents of this address. There are additional residents of the same address who are being questioned by Detectives now.
As this is ongoing and out of an abundance of caution, Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk has ordered additional, logged patrols of the neighborhood throughout the night, and extra security for the school bus stop at the end of Seagrass Lane tomorrow.