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Help sought in solving murder of Lehigh teen

By Staff | Aug 28, 2020

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down information on the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Lehigh Acres teenager.

Detectives responded to a home on 56th Street W. just before 1 a.m. on Aug. 14 in response to a male who had been shot. CJ Wallace, 18, was found dead, the victim of an unknown assailant. In the two weeks since his murder, detectives have been running down leads, however they are now asking for the public’s help.

It is believed that the perpetrator knew CJ and may be familiar with the neighborhood. 56th Street W. is a dead end street, which means the suspect didn’t randomly drive through the area. A description of the vehicle driven by the suspect isn’t known.

Anyone with information on the murder 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. Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or on the P3Tips mobile app.