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Case File: 2508UMFL

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: May 17, 1972
  • Location of Discovery: Polk County, Florida
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot to the head
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 40 to 50 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10" to 6'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, straight and neatly cut.
  • Eye Color: Uunknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available. Edentulous. No dentures.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Short-sleeved cotton shirt, trousers, shoes, and socks.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's remains were found on the south side of Winter Haven in a marshy area approximately 500 yards east of the overpass off Highway 17, south of Eloise. He had two gunshot wounds to the head.

    Some sources incorrectly list 1974 as the year of discovery.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Homicide Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-863-298-6379
  • Agency Name: District 10 Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Mickey Branch
  • Agency Phone Number: 863-298-4600

  • Agency Case Number: ME 72-194 FA72-039
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: 9508
  • Former Hot Case Number: 928
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Polk County Sheriff's Office

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    Added: 1/14/08; Last Updated: 2/13/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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