No. I believe the first counterexample is from:
Kinoshita, S. On Some Contractible Continua without Fixed Point Property. Fund. Math. 40 (1953), 96-98
which I unfortunately can't find online. Kinoshita's example is described on page 127 in this excellent article by Bing, however.
EDIT: The question has been revised to add the local connectivity condition; as stated, I think the question is open. If "contractible" is replaced with "acyclic" there are counterexamples dating back to Borsuk, referenced e.g. here; Borsuk's paper, which I can't find online, is:
K. Borsuk, Sur un continua acyclique qui se laisse transformer topologiquement en lui-meme sans points invariants, Fund. Math. 24 (1935), pp. 51-58.
This suggests that if the OP's conjecture is true, it is unlikely to be open to homological attacks.