Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Homicide investigation.
Detectives are seeking the whereabouts of 20-year-old Jacob Byers, Avenue U NW, Winter Haven – Byers has an outstanding warrant for Homicide in connection to the shooting death of 17-year-old Larry Graham.
At approximately 12:27 am, on Monday, May 23, 2016, Graham was seen on the property of a Kim Street, Auburndale residence. A witness told detectives after seeing Graham on the property, a gunshot was heard – Graham was found deceased moments later.
Through the investigation, detectives learned Graham had conspired with Byers to commit a robbery and during the incident Graham was shot and killed
Anyone who may have information in Byers’ whereabouts is urged to contact the PCSO at 863.298.6200.
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