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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Mary V. Vavrek 
Discovery Date: 11/12/1992 
Case Description

W/F, age 80 (10/21/12).  On 11/12/92, the victim was transported to the Winter Haven Hospital and died a short time later.  The cause of death was listed as natural.  On 11/13/92, the victim’s husband, Andy, age 86, was transported to Winter Haven Hospital in serious condition.  On 11/16/92, blood work revealed that the victim had died from ingesting anti-freeze and the victim’s husband had also ingested anti-freeze.  A bottle of Sherry with anti-freeze was found in the liquor cabinet in the residence. 

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.