CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Death Investigation Ruled a Homicide; Suspect Arrested
(January 16, 2013)- The Death Investigation at 309 NE 18th Avenue has been ruled a homicide. Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested Porfirio Rivera on charges of 2nd Degree Murder in the death of his wife, Anna Rivera.
On Sunday January 13th, Cape Coral Police received a call from a friend of Anna Rivera. The friend told police that she had just received a voicemail from Porfirio Rivera in which Rivera stated that he had killed his wife Anna and was going to kill himself and for the friend to send police to the home.
Officers arrived and made entry to the home to check on the welfare of the couple. Upon entry, Anna's body was discovered on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. Anna Rivera was pronounced deceased from multiple apparent stab wounds.
Porfirio Rivera was also on the kitchen floor suffering from apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. Porfirio Rivera was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Porfirio Rivera was interviewed by Cape Coral Police Major Crimes Detectives where he confessed to the crime. He will be taken to the Lee County Jail to be booked on 2nd Degree Murder charges upon his release from the hospital.
Porfirio Rivera has twice been arrested by Cape Coral Police on charges of Domestic Violence Battery; once in August of 2006 and once in October of 2012.
"The Cape Coral Police Department grieves with the Family of Anna Rivera as they mourn the loss of their loved one to this unspeakable act of violence"-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.
Porfirio Rivera 09/24/62
309 NE 18th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33909