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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Joseph H. Asher and Peggy Asher 
Discovery Date: 8/10/1982 
Case Description

Victims: Joseph H. Asher, W/M, age 57, and Peggy Asher, W/F, age 52. On 08/10/82, the victims were shot to death in the living room of their office apartment at the Sands Motel, located at 830 Hwy 27 S, Lake Wales, after an apparent robbery attempt. The incident was witnessed by Mr. Asher’s elderly mother, who has since passed away. It is believed that Mr. Asher may have been involved in questionable business practices.

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.