Case Information

Missing
Melissa
Jo or Joe
Sermons
Pauline Crouse
May 03, 1992 11:08
04/12/2010
26 to 27 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Female
70.0
175.0

Circumstances

Lakeland
Florida
Polk
The victim was last seen at a rodeo in Dade City with her date, Larry Costine. On 05/05/92, Costine was found shot to death inside his North Lakeland residence. Sermons has not been seen or heard from since. She worked with horses and was involved in the rodeo culture.

Physical

Blond/Strawberry
Green
Green


scar under nose
ears pierced

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


horse shoe ring with diamonds, black watch, rope chain
gray purse with two straps

Transportation Methods

Dental

Dental information / charting is currently not available

DNA

Guidelines for Collection of DNA
Sample submitted - Tests complete

Fingerprint Information

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Investigating Agency

Detective
Larry
Ashley
863-534-6379
92-051864
County
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Bartow
Florida
33830

Reports

Contacts

Case Manager

Michael
Nance
918-527-0080

Regional Administrator

Michael
Nance
Michael.Nance@unthsc.edu
918-527-0080