UPDATE: A $30,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in a mysterious Polk County triple homicide.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says, “When first responders arrived, all three men were dead.”
“They appear to have been beaten and shot,” Judd said.
Judd said investigators are reviewing surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses.
“We want to be the voice for those young men who lost their lives Friday night when their lives were snuffed out by some nasty, evil person or persons,” he said.
The Sheriff’s Office said there’s no evidence the killings were drug-related or domestic in nature. Family members are cooperating with the investigation, deputies said.
Anyone with information about the slayings is asked to call PCSO at 863-298-6200.
Polk County officials are searching for suspects in the murder of three friends on a fishing trip.
Around 10 pm Friday, 23-year old Damon Tillman arrived at the remote area to go fishing with his friends.
Officials say as he was being beaten to death, 30-year old Keven Springfield and 27-year old Brandon Rollins showed up and were shot.
Rollins called his dad, Cyril Rollins, who then showed up to the scene.
Son calls father
Investigators are not revealing what the victim told his father on the phone before he died and whether or not he identified the killer or killers.