Information Sought: Unsolved Homicide

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, 863 534-3677 or 863 820-4839, pager

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Johnny Lee MorrisLakeland Police Department detectives are seeking information on the unsolved homicide of 23-year-old Johnny Lee Morris.

On December 23, 1998, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Morris was found deceased in an alley just north of the 700 block of East Myrtle Street in Lakeland. The victim's vehicle was found parked just east of a residence located at 701 East Myrtle Street.

The driver's door to Morris' vehicle was found open prior to the discovery of his body. Morris was found approximately 200 feet north of his vehicle. The victim was shot once in the head.

A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

February 10, 1999

Crime Stoppers
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Home Page