How to stay safe at a lakeside campground
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This article originally appeared on CNN.com.CNN is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the deaths of three people.CNN.com is offering $25k reward for tips leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for three deaths at a lake near Lakeland, Florida.
The three people killed by the two adults and a 4-year-old girl were found dead at the campground on Friday, according to the Lakeland Police Department.
Police said they believe they are the same person or have information leading to that identification.
Investigators with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office believe the three were at a campsite and did not have their cellphones with them at the time of the deaths.
The campground, which is located near Lake City, Florida, has been closed since Thursday.
The FBI has been assisting with the investigation, but has not said if the person is considered a person of interest in the deaths or suspects the deaths are linked.CNN affiliate WPLG-TV in Tampa reported that police have identified a suspect in the case as 29-year old Joshua M. Smith.
He has not been arrested.
Smith is an American citizen, and he was booked into the Lake City Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according the LakeCity Police Department and the FBI.
Smith was in jail on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 28, the Lake Land Times reported.CNN has reached out to Smith’s attorney for comment.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is leading the investigation.
The sheriff’s department says it is conducting an investigation into the deaths, and is asking for anyone who has information to contact them at (800) 927-6200.
This article originally appeared on CNN.com.CNN is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction…