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Deputies searching for suspect in Lakeland homicide

Deputies conduct death investigation in Lakeland
Posted at 4:45 AM, Dec 26, 2017

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation on East Peachtree Street in Lakeland.

The PCSO Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 25, 2017, in reference to a deceased adult male in his home.

The victim was identified as 59-year-old Russell L. Jackson.

Deputies are looking for a dark green four-door station wagon they say is a possible suspect vehicle that was in the area.

They believe the vehicle was occupied by a white female driver, and a white or Hispanic male passenger, both in their 20s or 30s.

Once the death was determined to be suspicious, Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators arrived and have been processing the scene, conducting interviews, and conducting a neighborhood canvass.

Just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday, three forensics vans, two command buses, and a little more than a dozen marked and unmarked deputy cruisers were still on scene. The scene appears to be a small mobile home park.