Homicide investigation: Lakeland couple found dead during welfare check

Polk County

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LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Police are investigating a homicide after a Lakeland couple was found dead during a welfare check on Sunday morning.

Police conducted a wellness check at the couple’s home in King’s Manor Mobile Home Park, 15000 block of West Highlands Street, shrotly after 3 a.m. Sunday, after family members reported not hearing from them in days.

There, police found the 69-year-old man and 72-year-old female deceased.

Detectives say it appeared the victims had been dead for multiple days. Their deaths were ruled a homicide. An early investigation suggests the victims knew their attacker, according to police.

Those with information on the case are being asked to contact Detective Russ Hurley at 863-834-8973 or Russell.Hurley@Lakelandgov.net. To remain anonymous, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226-8477 or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.

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