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Andrew Varga

Andrew Varga

Discovery Date: May 3, 1990

On May 1, 1990, 70-year-old Varga and his wife drove from Oviedo to Tampa, where he dropped his wife off for an 11:30 a.m. hair appointment. Mr. Varga left the salon between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and told his wife that he would return in an hour. He left the salon in his vehicle, a 1985 dark blue Chrysler Fifth Avenue. Mr. Varga never returned to pick up his wife.

On May 3, 1990, at approx. 12:00p.m., Mr. Varga’s body was found in a canal behind Akerman, Inc., located at 350 N. Galloway Rd., Lakeland.

On May 3, 1990, at 9:25 p.m., Mr. Varga’s vehicle was recovered on the 3000 block of North Central Avenue in Tampa.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379, or send an email to