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ARREST MADE IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION


 

LAKELAND, FL (August 13, 2020) – Lakeland Police Detectives have made an arrest in the homicide investigation of two people found on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Felix Noel Molina, age 42, has been arrested and will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Molina was known by the victims.
 
Today members of the Tampa Police Department assisted Lakeland Police Department detectives in locating a van that belonged to the two homicide victims. During the investigation, it was learned that the van was likely taken at the time of the murders. Lakeland Police detectives gathered information that indicated the van was in the Tampa area and was being driven by Molina. Shortly after locating the van, contact was made with Molina in the area of Nebraska Avenue in Tampa. Molina was interviewed by detectives and will be booked into the Hillsborough County Jail pending transfer to the Polk County Jail.
 
Chief Garcia and LPD’s Criminal Investigation Division members will provide additional details on Friday, August 14th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lakeland Police Department’s Community Room. Please email mediarelations@Lakelandgov.net if you plan to be in attendance. 
 
View original release related to the homicide investigation:  http://www.lakelandgov.net/news/posts/2020/august-2020/homicide-investigation/
 
Media inquiries should be directed to <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="mailto:mediarelations@lakelandgov.net"