Phoebe Winston

Cold Case: Phoebe Winston Found in an Open Field

LAKELAND, Fla.- On October 28, 1977, 23-year-old Phoebe Winston was reported missing from her home in Plant City. She was last seen driving a 1964 light blue Ford 4-door sedan, which was recovered on March 3, 1978, off Cleveland Heights Blvd. in Lakeland. 

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23-year-old Phoebe Winston

On March 27, 1979, her skeletal remains were found in an open field northeast of Cleveland Heights Blvd. and Rolling Woods Lane in Lakeland. She had been shot in the head. 

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (863) 298-6379, or send an email to

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