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Cape Coral, FL 33990


Cape Coral Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

(August 1, 2012)- Cape Coral Police Detectives have made an arrest in the death investigation from 505 SW 49th Lane that originated on July 18th.

Cape Coral Police have arrested Leroy James Taylor Jr. on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide for the murder of his father, Leroy James Taylor Sr.

On July 18th at roughly 11:30am, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a call from a gentleman who had arrived at Leroy Taylor Sr.'s home to check on the 91 year-olds well being. The caller discovered Taylor lying on the floor of the home deceased.

It was later determined by the Lee County Medical Examiner's Office that Leroy Taylor Sr. died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

Cape Coral Police Detectives began their investigation. Detectives learned that Taylor's son, Leroy Taylor Jr. flew to New York out of SWFL International Airport on July 18th on an 8am flight.

Our Detectives flew to New York to speak with Leroy Taylor Jr.

New York State Police Investigators assisted our Detectives while we were in New York State.

Evidence collected at the crime scene here in Cape Coral as well as evidence collected in New York was processed. The results of the analysis provided our Detectives with probable cause to arrest Leroy James Taylor Jr. on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.

Earlier this evening (Wednesday August 1st) Taylor was located at his father's residence of 505 SW 49th Lane and taken into custody without incident. He was brought here to Cape Coral Police Headquarters for processing, and later he will be taken to the Lee County Jail.

"This case was challenging from the start. Our Detectives and Forensics Personnel began putting the case together piece by piece taking them from Cape Coral to New York and back again. In the end, we made an arrest and again proved why our Detectives and Forensics Personnel are some of the best in the business.

We now put the case in the capable hands of our partners, the Prosecutors at the State Attorney's Office"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.


Leroy James Taylor Jr.


505 SW 49th Lane

Cape Coral, FL 33914