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Lakeland Double Homicide, Former City Commissioner and Husband

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Lakeland Police are investigating a double homicide near the 100 block of Lake Morton Drive. On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, officers responded to a residence after receiving a request for a wellness check at approximately 5:51 p.m. Upon searching the home, officers located two adult victims inside, deceased. 

Update here: Suspect Arrested

Detectives have identified the victims as married couple David Henderson, age 63, and Edith L. Henderson, age 67. Edith Henderson, formerly Edith Yates, served as a Lakeland City Commissioner from 2006 until the beginning of 2018. 

This is an active and open investigation, and we will update as information comes in.

Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to contact Detective Tammy Hathcock at 863.834.6975 or

To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226 TIPS (8477), visit and click on “Submit A Tip,” or download the free “P3tips” app on a smartphone or tablet

*The identities of the victims were included with permission from their families.  

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