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Information Sought in Double Homicide   Captured 

At 2:42 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2008, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a man found tied up and shot to death at 1024 Jacks Street in Lakeland. The man was identified as Henry Todd Bruder, DOB 9/11/77, who lives at that address. When Todd, as he is known to friends and family, did not show up to work at Advance Auto Parts, one of his coworkers went to Todd's house and found him there dead.

Missing from the residence was Dion Travis White, DOB 11/6/65, who was Todd's stepbrother, and Todd's 2005 4-door beige Nissan Altima, FL tag I44 ZIL. Just after 8:00 a.m. the next day, Sunday, June 15, 2008, White's body was found hidden under heavy brush beside railroad tracks behind the property of the house. White had also been murdered.

Seen here is a photo of a 2005 Nissan Altima, similar to what Todd Bruder owned and Dion White sometimes drove. If anyone has any information about Todd Bruder's car, or about the murders of Todd Bruder and Dion White, they are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863.533.0344 or 1.800.226.0344.


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: 6/15/2008