Monday, July 7, 2014




The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of a murder which occurred on July 5, 2014.  At approximately 10:20 P.M. LCSO received  a 911 call reporting a suspicious vehicle and possible shooting.  Deputies and Williston Police Officers responded to area near the intersection of NE 218th Avenue and NE 35th Street, east of Williston.   


The responding deputies found a white Ford Crown Victoria parked on the roadway.  The deputies discovered the victim, Leo Rives (11/25/82), on the ground beside the vehicle.  It was subsequently discovered that Rives had suffered a gunshot wound and was deceased. 


Evidence recovered at the scene indicated that Rives was most likely shot by someone who had also been riding in the car.  An autopsy will be conducted on July 7, 2014. 


LCSO is working with various other agencies including FDLE, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Medical Examiner’s Office to identify and apprehend the unknown shooter.  Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call LCSO at 352-486-5111 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-349-8477. 





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