Date: March 25, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

Frostproof Homicide Victim Identified

The shooting victim from yesterday's (Mar. 24, 2002) homicide in Frostproof is Moises Castruita- Morales, DOB 9/4/59, of 1221 Fort Meade Rd. in Frostproof. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations is asking for the public's assistance in its effort to notify family members of the victim's death.

The suspect, Martimiano Lopez, 30-35 YOA, is described as a H/M, 5'7”-5'9” tall, 140-150 lbs., light skinned, is missing two front teeth, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue striped shirt. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information concerning family members of the victim should contact Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective Dan Cone at 863-534-6379.


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