|Information Sought: MURDER SUSPECTS SOUGHT|
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|Polk County Crime Stoppers|
County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for two suspects
wanted for First Degree Murder in the beating death of 32-year-old Lakeland
resident Jose Antonio Gonzales.
Arrest warrants for First Degree Murder have been issued for Nicholas Lane, DOB 2/3/82, of 816 29th Street NW in Winter Haven and Christopher Lehning, DOB 4/26/85, of 2812 21st Street NW in Winter Haven. A third suspect, Matthew Dunaway, DOB 4/24/87, of 2429 Ave. B SW Apt. A in Winter Haven, was arrested Monday.
The three suspects are
charged with the murder of Gonzales, whose body was found early Saturday
morning (July 3, 2004) in the trunk of his vehicle at a Winter Haven boat
ramp. Detectives believe that an ongoing dispute between the victim and
suspects ended in violence the evening of July 2, when the suspects beat the
victim to death with a baseball bat at a residence located at 720 28th
Street NW in Winter Haven. They then wrapped the victim's body in a blanket
and put him in the trunk of the car and abandoned the vehicle at the boat
ramp. Detectives are seeking any information about the possible whereabouts
of the wanted suspects.
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
February 1, 2001