Former Lakeland FL City Commish Edith Yates Found Dead In Double-Murder Tuesday

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.”

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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.

FL BMX Rider Kyle Creedon ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Lakeland Fatal Bicycle Collision

POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Creedon, of Winter Haven, Florida, has been identified as the bicyclist in a fatal Jeep-versus-BMX collision Wednesday morning in Polk County.

Creedon, 25, was killed when a bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle near Lakeland Wednesday morning.

According to reports, Creedon was operating a BMX bicycle on K-Ville Ave near Fields Road in Lakeland, when he was struck from behind by a Jeep Cherokee, operated by 60-year-old Bruce Thornhill of Winter Haven around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Creedon was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Creedon:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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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.

Lakeland FL Woman Rachel Ramsey ID’d As Victim In Christmas Eve Double-Murder-Suicide

LAKELAND, FL. (THECOUNT) — Rachel Ramsey has been identified as the Lakeland mother of two who was gunned down on Christmas Eve by the father of her children. The father is also is believed to have shot and killed Ramsey’s male friend before turning the gun on himself, according to friends of the victim and Lakeland police.

Ramsey, 30, was killed along with a male friend who was at the residence at the time of the fatal shooting along with four children who may have witnessed the deadly incident.

Four Children were rescued after an apparent triple-fatal murder-suicide involving three adults in Lakeland, Florida Tuesday night.

Lakeland police identified 30-year-old Leighton Josephs as the apparent gunman.

Ramsey nor her friend have been officially identified as the victims.

A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit the family by the victim’s church, reports patch.

The children were inside the home at the time of the deadly incident, say officials.

The incident occurred in the area of Atlanta Avenue & East Edgewood Drive, near Lake Bentley.

The Lakeland Police Department said four children were inside the home at the time of the incident and were safely removed and taken to the police station, reports WFLA.

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Geo quick facts: Lakeland is a Florida city, east of Tampa. Downtown’s Munn Park Historic District is known for its antiques shops and early-1900s architecture. Florida Southern College has several buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The city’s many lakes include Lake Mirror, with its promenade and neoclassical Hollis Garden. The Polk Museum of Art’s collection ranges from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary paintings – wikipedia.

Lakeland FL Children Rescued After 3 Adults Dead In Apparent Murder Suicide Christmas Eve

LAKELAND, FL. (THECOUNT) — Four Children were rescued after an apparent triple-fatal murder-suicide involving three adults in Lakeland, Florida Tuesday night.

The children were inside the home at the time of the deadly incident, say officials.

The incident occurred in the area of Atlanta Avenue & East Edgewood Drive, near Lake Bentley.

The Lakeland Police Department said four children were inside the home at the time of the incident and were safely removed and taken to the police station, reports WFLA.

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Geo quick facts: Lakeland is a Florida city, east of Tampa. Downtown’s Munn Park Historic District is known for its antiques shops and early-1900s architecture. Florida Southern College has several buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The city’s many lakes include Lake Mirror, with its promenade and neoclassical Hollis Garden. The Polk Museum of Art’s collection ranges from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary paintings – wikipedia.