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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/8/2011 

 Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Homicide Investigation 


Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are currently conducting a Homicide Investigation.

At approximately 12:19 pm, Monday, February 7, 2011, a passerby located the victim’s body approximately 40 feet off of Sweet Pea Court, Kissimmee.  The body was in an advance state of decomposition.  It is believed the victim died as a result of violence, and PCSO detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information regarding the investigation.

The victim, 44-year-old George Rivera 01/09/67 518 Creekwood Drive, Orlando, had been reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on January 9, 2011 by family members.  He has not been seen or heard from since that time.

This is an active and on-going investigation.  No additional details will be released at this time. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863.298.6200.  Information may be provided anonymously and can result in a cash reward.