Lakeland police investigating after unidentified man’s body found

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LAKELAND, FL – Detectives with the Lakeland Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying an unidentified male in a death investigation case. On Monday, January 3, 2022, the decedent was found in an area near the 2000 block of Gib-Galloway Road in Lakeland. He is a middle-aged white male, approximately 5’10”, missing several teeth from his lower right jaw.

He was found wearing a black shirt and sweatshirt, black sweatpants, black hi-top basketball-style shoes, and a watch similar to the one shown in the photo below. No identification was located with the decedent.

The cause of death continues to be pending at this time.

Anyone with information on the identity of this male, please contact Detective Zack Condo at 863.255.4623 or or Sergeant Brian Wallace at 863.588.9451 or