LCSO Asking For Help in Lani Kai Murder


It’s been almost a year since 22-year old Johnny Jackson was killed at the Lani Kai motel on Fort Myers Beach. The killer has not been arrested and now the Lee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward and there’s another $10,000 from an anonymous donor for tips leading to an arrest.

Jackson was on the beach on July 16, 2020, spending time with friends and family at the Lani Kai. Later that night, an unknown assailant shot Jackson and quickly fled the scene.

Over the last 10 months, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have investigated all possible leads in this case, and now, they are asking the public for their help.

Jackson was born and raised in Lee County, and was one of six children. He worked at a lawn care service in Lehigh Acres and regularly spent time with his family, and especially his nieces and nephews.

Anyone with information on the murder of Johnny Jackson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous.