Popular businessman murdered in Land O' Lakes

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Land O' Lakes, Florida - 69-year-old Lee Johns was a familiar face around Land O' Lakes, according to long time friend Will Rodriguez, Johns was a very caring person.
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ToniV

Sun City, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
This is extremely sad and disturbing. Specially in the suburbs.

How can anyone take a productive life and end it, it is senseless waste.

I feel strongly that the death penalty for crimes such as this one should be automatic. This will reduce the number of criminals and they will think 2 times before commiting the crime, it reduce the tax burden on hard working citizens and make the state a safer place to live a procutive enjoyable life.
roz

New Port Richey, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
It is STILL NOT Land O Lakes.
Land O Lakes

Largo, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
roz wrote:
It is STILL NOT Land O Lakes.
What do you mean? What is STILL NOT Land O Lakes? Please clarify your comments when making them
mike

Plant City, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
i've kown lee for a good 20 plus years he used to shoot on my dart team what a total shame. i hope they catch the scum who did this he diad not need to go this way. my prayers are with him
Stubby

Homosassa, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
Whoever they are, you can bet that they wanted to steal any metal, etc. to go sell elsewhere along with taking any of his funds. Just guess, who that breed of people might be! We all know that the allowance of certain people into this country have no morals when it comes to free money and a ride because they know they can get away with it. In their own home grown environment that they had escaped from, "They would have been executed on the spot".
Shay

New Port Richey, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
I don't think SR 52 is Land O Lakes either. It may be Pasco County, but I don't think Land O Lakes goes up that far.
clc

Clearwater, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
very sad when morons come out and do this.
Sue Gleeson

Largo, FL

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Sep 16, 2007
 
I have known Lee for many years and he was a kind & loving person. He loved racing, shooting pool the yellow beast race car& toll truck,rock'n roll music,etc. He would give you the shirt off of his back. He always carried a wallet full of money with a rubber band around it. I remember years ago he had told me his wallet was stolen or taken with a numerous amount of money in it He did not deserved what ever happened as he would have given you the shirt off of his back or money to help you out. Who ever did this I hope you have a such a thing as a conscious. Whether you are a man or women I hope you will come foreward. There are always clues and hopefully they will find you. If cats could talk which we know they don't, I'm sure they could tell us who you are. I hope with the DNA they have now they will soon have you.

“LIFE'S A BEACH”

Since: Aug 07

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Sep 16, 2007
 
Shay wrote:
I don't think SR 52 is Land O Lakes either. It may be Pasco County, but I don't think Land O Lakes goes up that far.
yes it does always has been land o lakes i have lived around here since 1979
JENN

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Sep 18, 2007
 
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS HAPPENEND TO HIM. HE WAS SUCH A NICE MAN. MR.LEE WAS ONE OF MY REGULAR CUSTOMERS AT THE HESS ON THE CORNER OF HWY 41 & 52. HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE.
Maureen

Brandon, FL

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Sep 18, 2007
 
We shared some wonderful love and wonderful memories,please watch over me and help the police to find who did this to you.........I will always love you.....
Maureen

Brandon, FL

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Sep 18, 2007
 
I miss you Lee.....
Freddy from Michigan

United States

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Sep 20, 2007
 
I have been a friend of Lee's since 1991. My heart is broken. i am so sad...His daughter Jill and son Jerry must be shocked and dismayed and really angry that some ass would hurt this kind man...I pray whoever did this is caught...
Later....fred
Freddy from Michigan

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Sep 22, 2007
 
Lee called me Frieda, I lived with Lee for many years and we remained friends..He loved long rides in the country, old car shows, old cars, the Moose lodge, D&D for friends and pool. He was honest and had lifelong friends. He played bones with Joe every week, lunched with Will,gabbed with the sat. junk yard gang. Lee loved woman but was always loyal to the one he was with.He was never violent and would go out of his way to avoid confrontation. I could go on and on but those who knew him will miss him as much as I will. FRED
Kevster in Jersey

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Sep 23, 2007
 
I am good friends with Lee`s son Jerry in New Jersey.I feel terrible about what happened and seeing Jerry this way.I never had the chance to meet Lee but his son shares many of the same interests as him.Sorry to all family and friends he had in Florida, NJ, etc.
Land O Lakes Lady

New Port Richey, FL

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Oct 10, 2007
 
Shay, the poor man was killed and all you can say is this is not Land O Lakes? I guess the Crossroads Sawmill doesn't know where it lives either. I can't find where the boundries are in print, but at the last Land O Lakes Heritage meeting the boundries were stated as Hwy 52 on the North, County Line Rd on the South, Veterans Hwy on the West and I275/75 on the East. MommaT, does this sound right to you?
My husband did business with Mr. Johns on occasion and was very sad to hear of this. The sad truth is that even in Land O Lakes there is a big problem with drugs. I'm sure whoever did this took Lee's life for their next fix.
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Oct 10, 2007
 
Want to bet the killer has gold chains and gold teeth.A hat turned to the right and pants falling past his butt.He must have 7 kids by 7 different girls,ya thats the killer.
Freddy from Michigan

Wayland, MI

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Oct 28, 2007
 
can anyone update me on Lee? i know they have a sign on st. rd. 52 asking for help in the investigation.....did Jerry and or Jill go to Fl.?? and did they have a memorial service for Lee? Hope Jerry and Jill are coping with this terrible tradgedy. My heart is with them. Any News?
Freddy from Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI

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Nov 3, 2007
 
Lee, I think of you everyday and pray for your family.
Freddy from Michigan

Orestes, IN

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Nov 26, 2007
 
gee, there are rumors around that Frank Killed Lee. Could that be possible....wow, does anyone know the facts...please

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