North Fort Myers Investigation now a murder suicide

North Fort Myers Investigation now a murder suicide

By Fox 4 Staff. CREATED May 11, 2012

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two people are dead and another injured in what police are calling a murder suicide.

Lee County Deputies tell FOX 4 Michael Grindrod allegedly killed his wife Sara Grindrod early Friday morning at their home on Teasdale Street in North Fort Myers before killing himself.

Another man, David Sill, was hurt during this incident.  He ran to a neighbor’s home on Sandburg Drive for help.  Sill was taken to Lee Memorial and is expected to recover.


Friday afternoon, the scene was dubbed a double homicide that happened in North Fort Myers. A third person is in the hospital.

Investigators are hoping new clues will help them solve this case.

Just before seven this morning in a usually quiet North Fort Myers neighborhood, several shots rang out.  Monica Monka heard four or five gunshots coming from her backyard. 

"I walked through my neighbor’s backyard and suddenly saw people on the ground.  I didn't know if they were dead yet.  It was pretty scary." Monka said.

Sheriff’s deputies confirming two people were found dead on the front lawn of the Teasdale Drive home.  A third person was seen running away from the victims, suffering from a knife wound heading toward this home. 

"We know a third person did flee from the scene, had other injuries and collapsed one street over.  That person was transported to the hospital." Sgt. Stephanie Eller with the LCSO said.

According to a neighbor, the injured man asked for help and was given towels to stop the bleeding.  Monka says she heard screaming just after she heard the gunshots.

"It didn't sound like a human being, like an animal, like a dog got shot.  At first I didn't think much about it." Monka said.

Deputies aren't releasing details on exactly what happened but they did say they are not looking for any suspects.

"Right now we believe this is an isolated incident.  We do not believe this neighborhood has anything to worry about.  Everything is under control." Sgt. Eller said.