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 morning.