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Charles Steele

Charles Steele

Discovery Date: Sep 22, 1974

49-year-old Charles G. Steele was a security guard who was found in a pool of blood on the north side of the Piper Aircraft in Lakeland. He was shot through his left knee and bled to death between 5:00 a.m. and 5:42 a.m. on September 22, 1974. PCSO received a call during the time frame from an unknown female who advised she had just shot a man at Piper Aircraft.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379, or send an email to