April 23, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
Teams To Conduct Massive Search For Missing Man's Body
Sheriff's Office search teams will conduct a massive search
tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2002, for the body of missing Winter Haven
man Charles Howard (C.H.) Kindred. Twenty-six
year-old Kindred has been missing since Oct. 1, 2001.
During the ongoing missing persons investigation, detectives received
information that Kindred's body may possibly be buried in a 25 to 50-acre
area South of Mulberry on State Road 37. Up to 60 search team
members - including K-9s, airboats, cadaver dogs, and dive team members -
will canvass the area in search of Kindred's body.
Media is invited to cover the search at 9:30 a.m. Video and photo
opportunities of the search will be made available. The PCSO mobile
command center will be set up off of State Road 37, south of Mulberry and
north of Bradley.
Kindred was last seen the morning of Oct. 1, after he dropped his children
off at daycare and then traveled to a Lake Wales auto parts store. Foul
play has been suspected throughout the investigation. His work truck was
found abandoned at a Lakeland Speedway convenience store located at Combee
Road and A-Z Parkway.
Anyone who has information about the case and wants to remain anonymous
and be eligible for up to a $10,000 reward is asked to call Polk County
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!