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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Ragel Taylor 
Discovery Date: 3/7/1988 
Case Description

B/M, 29 (9-23-57).  The victim’s body was found in a canal behind a home at 711 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lakeland, on 3/7/88.  Cause of death was acute carbon monoxide poisoning. The victim was a known drug dealer. The victim’s brother was also a homicide victim in the city of Lakeland during the same week.

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.