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Cape police ask for help in locating accused killer

By Staff | Apr 3, 2009

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of killing his girlfriend in their south Cape Coral apartment.
Matthew Franklin Gullett, 29, is being sought for the second-degree homicide of Shannon Michelle Sweet, 27. Her body was discovered by police early Monday morning in the couple’s apartment at 4921 Coronado Parkway, Unit 3.
Police have not yet released the manner in which Sweet was killed.
They are asking anyone who has knowledge of Gullett’s whereabouts to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 574-3223 or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477).
Gullett is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, and a “white pride” tattoo on his stomach. He may be driving a stolen 1995 white, two-door Cadillac El Dorado with Florida tag RDSTWRT.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is teaming up with Cape police in attempting to locate Gullett and take him into custody, according to city spokesperson Connie Barron.
Tipsters who assist police in the case by using the Crime Stoppers hotline may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.