Date: September 18, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager

PCSO Searching For Missing Haines City Man

MISSING: Mark Wayne Alexander
Date of Birth: 9/3/55
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210 lbs.

Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a man who has been missing from his residence since Sunday evening, September 14, 2003. Mark Alexander last spoke with family members on the telephone that night from his residence at 5575 H.L. Smith Road in Haines City, and has not been heard from since.

Mr. Alexander recently moved to Polk County from Alabama back in July. PCSO was notified by the family on Wednesday, September 17, 2003, when they became concerned that they had not seen nor heard from Mark. Mark possibly left on foot. No foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

Mark Alexander is 48 years old, 5'10" tall, weighs 210 lbs., has short brown hair, and blue eyes. A recent photo of him can be seen here.

If you have seen Mark Alexander or have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the Missing Persons Unit at 863-534-6379, or remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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