Thursday, July 30, 2015




On July 5th, 2014, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 3571 NE 218th Avenue in Williston, Florida to the report of a deceased person.  The investigation revealed that Leo Rives (DOB 11/25/82) had been found deceased beside his vehicle. 

After following up on initial leads, the case has remained unsolved.  With the passing of the first anniversary of Mr. Rives murder, LCSO Investigators are asking the public for their assistance in closing this case for the friends and family of Mr. Rives.  Anyone wishing to provide information should contact the lead investigators, Sgt. Mike Narayan or Cpl. Tom Martin at 352-486-5111, Extension 291 or 267. 

Investigators believe that there are numerous individuals that know who is involved in the murder.  These witnesses may fear retaliation and have chosen not to become involved.  We are appealing to these witnesses to do what is right and help bring closure and justice for the family. We strongly encourage these individuals to utilize Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.
Crime Stoppers of Levy County has authorized a cash award of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the murder of Mr. Rives.  That information can be provided anonymously at 1-877-349-8477.  Thank you for your assistance.