Man wanted for questioning in Winter Haven motel double homicide, police say

Polk County

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) – Police want to question a 38-year-old man in connection with a double homicide that occurred at Winter Haven’s Rose Motel on Tuesday.

Police released a photo of Beloni Petitfrere, and said they would like to speak with him about the killings of 40-year-old Timothy Anderson and 49-year-old Leslee Umpleby.

Police said Anderson’s mother had called them after she didn’t hear from her son, who checks in with her daily. He and Umpleby were found dead inside a room at the motel.

A witness reported seeing a person in a hoodie walking toward their room around 11 p.m. Tuesday night and hearing a commotion.

Police suspect Petitfrere may have additional information regarding the incident.

Those with information regarding his whereabouts are being asked to call detectives at 863-287-8210 or 863-401-2256.

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