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Information Sought in Homicide  Sought 

Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are seeking information about the homicide of an elderly man that occurred in Fort Meade on March 21st or 22nd, 2008.

Around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 22nd, the body of Estavan Valadez “Tio” Rodriguez, who was approximately 75 years old, was found by his employer outside the travel trailer in which he lived at Jose Gracia Harvesting, 910 West Rhoden Loop Road in Fort Meade. “Tio” was last seen alive around 7:00p.m. on Friday, March 21st. Detectives believe he was robbed and then killed. “Tio” lived on the property for the past 10 years and worked for Jose Gracia.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Ric Bias at 1-800-226-0344 or (863)534-6379.

 
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL
1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!
 iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.
 
 
Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 3/24/2008