On Thursday, Dec.12, the search for murder suspect Steven David Tompkins, 24, and a 19-year-old female accompanying him came to an end. Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes and Fugitive Warrants Units aggressively followed leads to track down, notify and update authorities which resulted in their successful capture in Platte County, Wy.
According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, Tompkins is being held for extradition on two counts of second degree murder while his companion at the time of his apprehension, Joycelin Luck, faces two counts of accessory after the fact.
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:55 p.m., a 9-1-1 operator at the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about two adults found deceased at 1919 Jefferson Ave., in Lehigh Acres. Deputies responded to the home and confirmed the caller's information and homicide detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation.
Autopsies confirmed the identities of the victims as 55-year-old Shelley Tompkins and 22-year-old Daniel Tompkins. the Sheriff's Office reported.
A third member of the household, Steven Tompkins, quickly became a person of interest in the case. After the incident, he was thought to be traveling in a 2004, green, 4-door, Ford F-150 Lariat pick-up truck with a Florida license tag of BFK T59.