Deputies respond to North Fort Myers homicide UPDATE #1

August 2, 2018

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Michael Ernest Newhouse (W/M  DOB 08-18-1959).  He is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail in the custody of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.  He is awaiting transport back to Lee County.

Michael Newhouse has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder of his wife, Tina Newhouse.

We are not seeking additional suspects.  Any and all additional information will be shared in the form of a press release update.

Original release:

August 1, 2018

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service on the 300 block of San Jose Street in North Fort Myers.

Deputies located a deceased female identified as Tina Newhouse (W/F  DOB 7/28/67).

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation.  It has been determined to be domestic related homicide. 

This in an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. 

This investigation is active and ongoing.  Any and all additional information will be shared in the form of a press release update.

Michael Newhouse

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