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Lakeland PD asks for public's help in solving homicide

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The Lakeland Police Department is requesting information from the public regarding the homicide of an 83-year-old man last year.

Police say on Thursday, October 10, 2013 around 6:30 p.m. John Papay was returning from his morning walk when he was struck in the head from behind from an unknown assailant, knocked to the ground and robbed in the alley next to his residence at 215 ½ West Belmar Street.

Papay was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and later died in mid-December as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.


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