Information Sought: Missing Person

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
[Found] At approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Central District, deputies were dispatched to a reported suspicious incident behind Texaco, located at State Road 60 and 80 Foot Road, near Bartow. According to witnesses, a 1997 Ford F-150 had been parked running since about 3 p.m. behind the Texaco. The vehicle, which had been recently purchased, was registered to James Fussell. Fussell family members told detectives he had left Friday morning to go to Tampa to purchase a load of wood. That lumber had been delivered to his Alturas residence. Fussell, 58, is described as being 6'1" tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has grey hair and always wears a Bill Elliott baseball cap.

Related releases of suspect captured on September 15, 1997: tschida.txt, .
Related releases of second suspect sought:

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September 13, 1997


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