Human remains found in woods in Lakeland

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:43 pm

Lakeland, FL - Polk County Sheriff's homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation in Lakeland, after a man found human bones in the woods.

Around 8:55 Tuesday morning, a man says he was looking for scrap metal on North Wabash Avenue in Lakeland, when he found a human skull and some bones.  Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says his office will investigate the case as a homicide. "We are doing this investigation as seriously as it can possibly be done."

Investigators say the remains appear to be those of an adult male.  The remains will be taken to the Medical Examiner's Office, where doctors will attempt to make a positive identification and determine how the person died. 

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.


Send your photos & videos to and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.