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Liliany Martinez was located safe and returned home.

Liliany Martinez

16 yoa
H/F, 5’5”, 120 lbs.
Brown eyes, (blue contacts)
Black hair

Ms. Martinez was last seen on Friday, July, 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.

It is unknown what Ms. Martinez was wearing. She has a nose piercing.

If you have any information on the location of Ms. Martinez, please contact, or the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

LPD Event #15-14067  -   Bulletin CS #15-53


On October 21, 2014, the victim, Gerald Brown Jr purchased 5 morphine pills from Travis Dykers. Brown ingested the pills and then drove to Ocala where he was found deceased on 10/22/14 at his residence. The death was initially investigated by the Ocala Police Department. After it was determined that Brown had purchased the pills in Lakeland, the case was turned over to LPD to be investigated.

On July 16th, the case was presented to a grand jury and an indictment was issued against Travis Dykers for 1st degree murder and delivery of morphine. On July 17th, Dykers was arrested at his residence located at 1230 Duncan Avenue.  

On July 14th, the Lakeland Police Department arrested Wayne Beckley and charged him with 21 counts of child pornography. The witness who shares a home with Beckley also shares a common computer and they have individual passwords for their accounts. On the night of July 12th, Beckley had been on the computer and walked off when the witness noticed what appeared to be child porn images displayed on the computer. On July 14th, the witness called the Lakeland Police Department. Consent to search the computer was obtained by the officer and the witnesses along with Beckley agreed to be interviewed by detectives.

Beckley admitted to being in possession of naked images of under aged children and that he often fantasizes about under age females as young as five years old. Beckley also had a photo album with 12 images of child pornography next to his bed. Several additional photographs containing sexual implied positions of female children were located throughout the residence for a total of approximately 100 images. Additionally, Beckley’s cellular phone contained at least one photograph of a sexual battery with a child under the age of 12. The victims are unknown at this time.

Based on the above investigation, Beckley was charged with 21 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  The investigation continues as detectives conduct a forensic examination of the computer and cellular phone.

Arrested: Wayne Jeffery Beckley, 58 yrs old

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, officers responded to the area of Lakehurst Street and Lakeland Hills in reference to a disturbance with a woman wielding a knife and threatening the victim. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who stated she was there to meet with the suspect to solve some personal issues. When she arrived at the location, she saw the suspect with a knife. The suspect then wielded the knife over her head and threatened to kill the victim. Fearing for her life, the victim fled to the vehicle she arrived in and notified police.

A short time later, the officers located the suspect and placed her into custody for Aggravated Assault without Intent to Kill. The arrestee was transported to the Polk County Jail.

Arrestee:  Cassandra Martorana, W/F, 25 yoa