Murder In Polk City


Polk City, Fla. (Newsradio 970 WFLA)- One man is dead and another man is left beaten and bloody  after a murder and robbery in Polk City.  

Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies say three good Samaritans stopped to help an injured man who was standing in the driveway outside a home in the 7400 block of Berkley Road. 

Sheriff Grady Judd says inside the house was the body of a man. That man is now identified as 68 year-old William Reiss

Detectives are looking for suspects in a blue 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 2-door pick-up, with a Florida handicapped tag Z2SKD. The truck belonged to Reiss.

The truck has wooden fence rails on the back and shiny rims.  If you see this truck, please dial 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach! The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous.

Deputies think the motive for the killing was robbery.  A collection of guns,  belonging to Reiss,  is missing.

Anyone with information about this crime is eligible for a $3,000 reward by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office


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