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Cold Case Homicides

From June 2008 until June 2019, the Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit maintained a 100% clearance rate on all homicides investigated within the PCSO jurisdiction. 

The two most recent unsolved homicides - those of Shay Collins in June 2019 and Alphonsa Payne in May 2020 - are listed here along with all other unsolved homicides back to 1961.

Our Cold Case Unit is dedicated to solving these homicides and bringing justice to these victims' families.

Can you help? Click the links below to view information about unsolved Polk County Homicides. Photos are included if available. If you have any information concerning an unsolved homicide, please contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 863-298-6379 or send an email to

Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed!

Ezekiel Trujillo-Rodriguez

Ezekiel Trujillo-Rodriguez

Discovery Date: Oct 11, 2004

On October 11, 2004, 30-year-old Ezekiel Trujillo-Rodriguez was a patron at the El Tanampa Club, located at 2415 SR 60 West in Lake Wales. He became involved in a verbal altercation with another patron while inside the club. The altercation became physical, but was broken up by other patrons. Ezekiel exited the club and the suspect followed approximately ten minutes later. Witnesses heard gunshots, but did not exit the club to see what was taking place.

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