Date: October 16, 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

Suspect Arrested In Double Homicide

Polk County Sheriff's homicide detectives have made an arrest today in the double homicide case that occurred on September 24, 2003, in Auburndale.

Thomas William Rigterink, DOB 12/29/71, of 2260 Firestone Place in Cypresswood, Winter Haven, was brought to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations by his parents around 10:00 a.m. on October 16, 2003, where he was interviewed and subsequently admitted to the murders of Jeremy Jarvis and Allison Sousa.

Rigterink was also positively identified through 2 of his fingerprints left at the scene. He has been booked into the Polk County Jail under no bond and has been charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder.

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