POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Former Lakeland City Florida Commissioner, Edith Yates, and her husband David Henderson, have been identified as the couple found murdered Tuesday inside their Lakeland residence.

Yates, 67 and Henderson, 63, were both found dead inside their Lakeland home on Tuesday.


According to reports, the couple were found deceased of an apparent homicide inside their residence, located at, 127 Lake Morton Dr in Lakeland, after police performed a welfare check.

Police say they are searching for suspects and offred no motive in the killings.

A cause of death was not provided by officials.

Yates served as a Lakeland City Commissioner from 2006 until the beginning of 2018.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Detective Tammy Hathcock at 863.834.6975 or tammy.hathcock@lakelandgov.net.

To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226 TIPS (8477) or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip.”


Geo quick facts: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.