FORT MYERS, Florida – A woman is in custody after allegedly assaulting her neighbor and demanding sex, while authorities continue to investigate a separate homicide case. Lori Leanne Quinn, 49, is charged with misdemeanor battery, but no arrests have been made in connection with the stabbing death of her neighbor’s girlfriend’s grandmother on Dec 5.
According to the arrest affidavit, the male witness stated that Quinn, who lives across the street, approached him and requested sexual favors. When he declined, stating that he was already in a relationship, Quinn allegedly grabbed his face and attempted to turn his head. In response, the witness called her a “weirdo” and left her residence.
Later that morning, the witness and his girlfriend, whose identities were redacted from the affidavit, noticed Quinn riding her bicycle in the street. They heard a noise outside their boat, which they currently live in on the property, but found no one when they searched the area.
Around 3:30 a.m., the witness who owns the residence spotted Quinn approaching the front of his home. After discovering his unlocked front door, he noticed Quinn inside the living room. He confronted her and told her to leave, but she claimed the house was hers. The witness’s girlfriend verified the account and mentioned that her grandmother was asleep inside the home.
After Quinn left, the witness and his girlfriend realized that their home’s generator had stopped working. As they entered the house to check, they discovered the girlfriend’s grandmother lying lifeless on the living room floor, with a knife protruding from her chest.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim or identified Quinn as a suspect in the homicide. Lieutenant Todd Olmer of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the investigation is ongoing.
Quinn, who has a history of arrests in Lee County, remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. Her court date is scheduled for December 26th. As the investigation continues, authorities are asking the public for any information that may help bring clarity to the case.