Detectives Make Arrest in 21-Year-Old Cold Case

Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit and Major Crimes Unit arrested a man in connection with a homicide that occurred more than 21 years ago.

On 03/02/1998 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report for Thelma Storrs (DOB 10/15/1962). About two weeks later on 03/17/1998, the victim was located deceased in a field off of Lexington Avenue near Tice Street in Lee County.

Recently, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received information about the identity of a possible suspect. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit conducted a thorough investigation and developed probable cause to arrest Luis Nieves (DOB 02/09/1967) and charge him with homicide.

Nieves was placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail without incident.

“My heart goes out to the family of Thelma Storrs as they continue to grieve the loss of their loved one,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “My hope is that they find some peace in this arrest and know we never gave up on finding justice for her and her family. I am so proud of our deputies and the detectives in our Cold Case and Major Crimes Units who worked extensively for more than 20 years to bring closure to this case. This arrest also serves as a reminder that it is never too late to come forward with information. Cold-blooded killers will not walk free in Lee County.”