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Updated: Police release composit sketches of possible suspect in Cape homicide

By Staff | Jun 20, 2011

Cape Coral police have released a vehicle description and composite sketches they believe may be linked to a homicide that occurred last Sunday in the northwest Cape.
A witness described seeing a gold or tan SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer approximately five years old, driving away from the scene around the time of the homicide, according a prepared statement released by the Cape Coral Police Department Saturday.
Police are asking anyone who lives in the area of 427 N.W. 10th St. who remembers seeing a vehicle of this description in the neighborhood last Sunday to contact the Cape Coral Police Department.
Police were dispatched to the home last weekend following a 5:15 p.m. 911 call. Arriving officers met with Alina Valdez-Martinez, who told police that she had arrived at her ex-husband’s house and found him dead inside the residence.
Ariel Desada, 40, had been shot, officials said.
According to police, witnesses have since been able to provide a description of a suspect and two composite sketches of the individual described have been developed.
The suspect is described as being 30-35 years old; he spoke Spanish with a Cuban dialect. He is described as being 5’9 – 5’10 and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds and is very muscular.
Police ask anyone who recognizes this man to contact the Cape Coral Police Department.
Anyone with information can call 239-574-3223, submit a webtip at www.capecops.com , submit a text tip by texting “CCPD + your message” to CRIMES, call Crimestoppers at 1800-780-TIPS, or come to the Cape Coral Police Department in person at 1100 Cultural Park Blvd.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department