Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reward raised for arrest in murder of Bonita Springs teen


The reward for information leading to the arrest in the murder of a Bonita Springs teen has been raised yet again as the search now stretched beyond one year.

Family members are still searching for answers in the murder of 19-year old Jordan Valero, who was shot and killed in his apartment on July 10, 2016.

On Sunday, his family organized a fundraiser in Bonita Springs’ Riverside Park to try and raise the reward, and awareness in his case.

“Despite the fact that one year has passed, Jordan’s family remains firm in their belief that an arrest will be made,” Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator said after the fundraiser.  “Yesterday’s turn out is proof that there is widespread support for Jordan and his loved ones, and sincere dedication to finding justice for Jordan.  The answers are out there.  We just need the people who know exactly what happened to do the right thing and come forward.”

Thursday, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers announced that the total reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case has risen to $13,000 — $12,000 raised by donations.


One of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers’ largest targets is in jail.

Amon Diggs, 23, was taken in by Lee County Sheriff’s and U.S. Marshals after a manhunt in North Fort Myers on Thursday.

Diggs was one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted, with an outstanding warrant from June 30 for violating probation related to a robbery charge.

According to police, Diggs was evading capture on foot through a North Fort Myers community on Thursday before being picked up by his sister, Ah’Yannah Diggs. Deputies found and arrested the two, with Diggs found trying to hide himself in the backseat of the car.

The 23-year old had also been previously arrested for a laundry list of charges, including most recently in February for possession of marijuana and cocaine. According to Crime Stoppers, Diggs has been arrested over a dozen times, including multiple robbery, burglary, and firearm-related charges.

Diggs is currently being held without bond at the Lee County Jail.

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