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

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of two suspects wanted for an attempted murder that occurred on September 18, 2004.

At around 5:20 a.m. that morning, the victim was asleep in his residence at 9420 County Line Road when he was awakened by 2 Hispanic male suspects, one of whom was armed with a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun. The suspects demanded money from the victim, and cut the victims hands and arms with a machete when he did not comply with their demands.

Ramiro Rios

The victim and two witnesses positively identified the suspects as:
 Edward Murillo, Jr., DOB 6/9/80, of 9410 County Line Road, Lithia
 Ramiro Rios, DOB 2/5/78, of 9017 County Line Road, Lithia

The suspects are to be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. They both have warrants for their arrest, charging them with Attempted Felony Murder, Armed Burglary, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (Rios).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Ed Moran at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 534-6379.


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February 1, 2001