Update Monday Afternoon: The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body floating in a Winter Haven canal. The body is of a local homeless man. The Sheriff’s office does not believe the death to be suspicious. An exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Winter Haven, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that they are investigating a body found, early Sunday morning, floating in a Winter Haven Canal. The body was apparently found by local fishermen. According to the sheriff’s office it was floating in the canal between Lake Shipp & Lake Lulu near 7th St.
This is a developing situation and we will update as more information is available.