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Information Sought In Homicide Investigation  Sought 

At approximately 4:07 pm, on Sunday, May 11, 2008, the body of 25-year-old Octavio Hernandez, was found in the parking lot of Ben Hill Griffin Inc., 702 S. Scenic Highway, Frostproof. Autopsy results indicate Octavio was murdered.

Octavio was last seen alive by a co-worker on May 10, 2008, at approximately 9:00 p.m. After telling the co-worker he was going to the Rio Grande Bar, 540 S. Scenic Highway, Octavio left the residence walking eastbound on West 5th Street, Frostproof. Octavio was employed by Hyatt Farms and resided at 252 Dawes Road, Frostproof.

If you have any information on this case, please contact PCSO Homicide Detective David Wallace at 863.534.6379, or 863.534.6200.



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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 5/13/2008