Information Sought: Homicide
From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are seeking information in the homicide of a 32-year-old Haines City man whose body was found near railroad tracks in the Haines City area on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. The body of Juan Manuel Cruz, also known as "Mannie," was found around noon near the railroad tracks located by US 17/92 and Smith Road near Haines City. He had been cut multiple times and had been robbed. He was last seen at approximately 1:45 a.m. early that morning. Anyone with information about the homicide who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. To speak to a detective reference the case, call the Sheriff's Office at 533-0344, or 534-6379.           

 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 1, 2001


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