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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UPDATE


UPDATE:  REWARD OFFERED

LAKELAND, FL (November 11, 2020) Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida is offering a $10,000 reward ($5,000 per victim) pertaining to information resulting in the arrest for victims in the double homicide that occurred on November 10th. Crimestoppers can be reached through their website by clicking the "Submit a Tip" link on www.HeartlandCrimeStoppers.com and/or by calling 800.226.8477 or **TIPS from any cell phone.
Tipsters will remain anonymous!
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UPDATE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 

LAKELAND, FL (November 11, 2020) | Lakeland Police are continuing to investigate a double homicide near the 100 block of Lake Morton Drive. On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, officers responded to a residence after receiving a request for a wellness check at approximately 5:51 p.m. Upon searching the home, officers located two adult victims inside, deceased.

Detectives have identified the victims as married couple David Henderson, age 63, and Edith L. Henderson, age 67. Edith Henderson, formerly Edith Yates, served as a Lakeland City Commissioner from 2006 until the beginning of 2018.

This is an active and open investigation, and updates will be provided as additional information becomes available for release. No other details will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to contact Detective Tammy Hathcock at 863.834.6975 or tammy.hathcock@lakelandgov.net. To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226 TIPS (8477), visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip," or download the free "P3tips" app on a smartphone or tablet.

*The identities of the victims were included with permission from their families.

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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION NEAR LAKE MORTON

Police are investigating a homicide involving two deceased victims. Detectives are canvassing the area near Lake Morton between Mississippi Ave and Orange Park Ave for potential witnesses and evidence related to the case.

At this time, police do not believe that there is an imminent danger to the local neighborhood.

Please seek an alternate route if residing in that area.