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A Body Found in Cape Coral
If you’re looking for a place to relax and take in the natural beauty of the Florida Sunshine State, there’s no better city than Cape Coral. It has everything you could want from a vacation destination, but it also offers one of the best fishing experiences in the world.
The city sits on a peninsula with the Caloosahatchee River on one side and the Matlacha Pass on the other, giving it over 400 miles of navigable waters to explore. Fish species like Seatrout, Snapper, Snook and Tarpon thrive here, making it a top spot for those who love to cast a line while enjoying the Florida sun.
A body was found in cape coral this week, and authorities are waiting for an official cause of death to be determined from the medical examiner’s office. Police say they are not suspecting foul play in this case, and the family is being notified of their loved one’s passing.
Missing Adults in Cape Coral
Jeremiah Don Ballam Jr, 22, was last seen Sunday morning on SE 11th Place, and his friends and family became concerned after he did not return home and did not pick up their phone calls. His loved ones contacted Cape Coral police and told them they believed he was acting strangely. He did not appear to be in the same location when they arrived, so they issued a “Missing Endangered Adult” alert for him on Monday afternoon.
His car was found sitting in a canal near Vincennes Boulevard, but he was not visible when officers went to investigate on Tuesday. Officers blocked access to the Vincennes Boulevard bridge and called for a search warrant.
Detectives have since notified his family that he has been deceased for several days. His family said they believe he was trying to reach them when he got into trouble, and they think he may have been killed in the process.
Another missing adult in Cape Coral was found in a refrigerator Saturday, and police have arrested a teenage acquaintance for her murder. Annamarie Cruz Randazzo, 17, was last seen on July 21 when she dropped off her two friends after a night out at the movies.
She was a honor student at Cape Coral High School, and she had been dating a man from her neighborhood. She was also pregnant with his child, according to CCPD officials.
Remains from Hurricane Ian were found.16 miles from her residence on Tropical Shores Way, Sheriff Carmine Marceno says at a press conference Thursday. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has not released her name, but she was one of two people still missing from the disaster that devastated Cape Coral and its surrounding islands.
The rest of the family is in shock and has no idea how she died, Marceno says. The woman’s husband was found in the same area.
A missing woman whose body was discovered in cape coral this week is also the subject of a risk protection petition case against her son. The family has filed a lawsuit against him, but they’re still waiting for the court to decide whether they can proceed.