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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Richard L Hazell 
Discovery Date: 7/6/1990 
Case Description

W/M, age 46 (9-29-44).  On 07/06/90, the victim’s body was found wrapped in blankets in the back seat of his 1979 AMC Spirit with the windows up and the doors locked.  He was found by workers at Ardella Baptist Church, located on Pipkin Rd. and San Antonio Rd., Lakeland.  The victim appeared to have been in a fight.  

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.