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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Charles G. Steele 
Discovery Date: 9/22/1974 
Case Description

W/M, age 49 (8-6-25). On 09-22-74, an unknown female caller contacted PCSO from a pay phone and advised she had just shot a man at Piper Aircraft.  The victim, a security guard, was found in a pool of blood on the north side of the Piper Aircraft in Lakeland. He was shot through his left knee and bled to death between 5:00 a.m. and 5:42 a.m.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379,
or send an email to coldcase@polksheriff.org.