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The PCSO Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s help in a homicide investigation. Preliminary information so far is as follows: 

The PCSO Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 25, 2017, in reference to a deceased adult male in his home. The death has been classified as a homicide.

The victim has been positively identified as 59-year-old Russell L. Jackson (DOB 4/20/58) of 2422 East Peachtree Street, lot 11, in unincorporated Lakeland. Attached is his most recent Polk County Jail mugshot, from his most recent arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, in October 2017.


The attached photos from nearby video surveillance show a possible suspect vehicle in the area at the time. The vehicle appears to be a dark green four-door station wagon, occupied by a white female driver, and a white or Hispanic male passenger, both in their 20s or 30s. If anyone has information about this homicide or recognizes this vehicle they are urged to contact PCSO at 863-298-6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 12/26/2017