Death investigation underway in Polk County

- The Polk County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after the body of a male was found near an orange grove in Fort Meade. 

Deputies responded to Bowling Green Road just after 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Officials are now working to identify the body at this time. 

An autopsy has been scheduled by the Medical Examiner's Office for Tuesday. 

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious in the area, please call the Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.



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