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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 5/17/2017 

 REWARD INCREASED TO $10,000 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION 


The Polk County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Heartland Crime Stoppers to increase the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for killing 29-year-old Preston Burnett.
 
As previously reported, Burnett's body was found around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in a wooded area off of Skyview Blvd in Lakeland.

Burnett was last seen leaving Teri Street in the Sun Acres subdivision in Auburndale on foot, around 2:30 a.m. on May 10, 2017. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, white and blue New Balance sneakers, and a black ball cap with a Camping World logo on it.
 
During the investigation, these two photos were found with Burnett (see below). PCSO needs the public's help to identify the women in these photos. Detectives would like to speak with them.

If you can identify the women in these photos, if you know who killed Preston Burnett, or if you saw Preston Burnett between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, please contact Detective Keith Brannon at 863-224-7964. 
 
Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a $10,000 CASH REWARD is urged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Or log onto www.p3tips.com to submit your tip via the web, or download the free "P3tips" mobile app. www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!