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Man found dead at Polk Co. park now murder investigation

Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police investigating the death of a man found at Inman Park Saturday morning now say he was murdered.

Detectives say an autopsy confirmed 71-year-old James Stewart was murdered and suffered physical trauma to his body.

Stewart was known in the homeless community and frequented the park. He was typically seen riding an older woman's Trek mountain bike with faded silver or gray paint. The bike has not been found. (Note: The photo attached is NOT the actual bike, but one similar to one he was known to ride.)

Anyone with information on his bike or who was in the area of Inman Park Friday night (2-28-14) into Saturday morning (3-1-14) or those who have any information regarding this case is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or Sgt. Mitch Meadows at 863-401-2256. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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