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 suffering from
multiple gunshot wounds. 
While the case has remained unsolved,
recent progress has been made in the investigation.  As the fifth anniversary of Mr. Rives murder
approaches, 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 investigator, Sgt. Mike Narayan at 352-486-5111, Extension 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.