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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Denise Andrea Thornburg,  
Discovery Date: 9/22/1990 
Case Description

W/F,  On 09/22/90 the victim was found next to a canal on the west side of County Road 471.  She was nude from the waist down.  Autopsy revealed the victim died of strangulation.  She had been drinking prior to her death and frequented the area near Talbot House.

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.