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***UPDATE- OCTOBER 24, 2023***
49-year old Demond Lavette Moore of Davenport was arrested on Monday, October 23, 2023.
A tip was provided to Crime Stoppers which said that Moore was hiding in a shed in Kissimmee. Acting on the tip, deputies from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office went to the location and took Moore into custody.
Demond Moore will be brought back to Polk County to be charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to acknowledge the Osceola County Sheriff's Office and the anonymous tipster who helped bring about Moore's arrest.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE FOLLOWS:
Polk County deputies are seeking information related to the homicide of a 35 year old Davenport woman that occurred in the area of Fuller Street West in Davenport during the early morning hours of Saturday, July 29th.
Davenport Police Officers responded to the neighborhood when a woman called about an unresponsive woman in a vehicle. The Davenport Fire Department also responded to the scene and subsequently transported the victim to Advent Health-Heart of Florida Hospital. The victim was declared deceased by medical staff on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 0422 hours. Based upon her injuries, she is believed to be the victim of a homicide.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are assisting the Davenport Police Department by conducting the investigation.
Anyone who has any information about the killing is encouraged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:
1. CALL 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
2. DIAL **TIPS from your cell phone
3. VISIT the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip,"
4. DOWNLOAD the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest. Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for follow up. If an arrest is made based on your tip, you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Because this crime is a homicide, the reward is $5,000.
“We need the help from the public about what happened early Saturday morning. Someone knows something—so if you saw something, or if you have heard anything about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers. Help us put the person responsible for this crime behind bars.” –Grady Judd, Sheriff