Teen’s death under investigation

Special to The Clewiston News/Courtesy photo
Jeremy Penton.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reported that on Aug. 6, at approximately 2:39 a.m, Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Twin Lakes Subdivision, Clewiston, in reference to a young male lying on the ground.

Upon deputy’s arrival, they were able to identify the victim as, 17-year-old Jeremy Daniel Penton of Clewiston. Details on cause of death have not been released, but it is under investigation as a homicide.

At this time investigators are continuing to follow up on leads and information that is received.

Family members have gone into the Twin Lakes Subdivision and have been handing out flyers asking for assistance from residents in finding out who killed their grandson.

At this time there is a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the killing of 17-year-old Jeremy Penton.

The HCSO encourages anyone with any information regarding this homicide to call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Vernon Speak, at 863-674-5600 or 863-805-5000; or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), where you may become eligible for a cash reward of up to $10,000.00 if your tip leads an arrest and conviction.

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