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Cold Case Homicide

Name: Valorie Lowman 
Discovery Date:  
Case Description

W/F, age 27.  On 10/10/73 the victim’s skeletal remains were discovered in a pit near an orange grove 1/4 mile east of Lake Hendry on Garfield Rd. near Homeland.  She had been bound, strangled and thrown into the pit.  Ms. Lowmand had been missing since 08/01/73, when her 1973 Chevy Nova was located, out of gas, approx. ten miles away at the City of Bartow’s baseball field on North Broadway in Bartow.                                         

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.