It took place Friday night all over 10 p.m. on Lake Streety in Frostproof.
“This is a horrific scene,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters from the scene Saturday morning. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes and this rated among the worst I have been to.”
Judd recognized the victims as Damion Tillman, 23 Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27, all of Frostproof, and reported they experienced been “massacred.”
He said the fishing spot was “as far out in the woods as you can get.”
The victims were being attacked as they arrived at the scene inside minutes of each other in two pickups, authorities said.
Judd said detectives were summoned to the scene by the father of Rollins who mentioned he was asleep when his son referred to as and said “help.”
He understood where by his son was and arrived there in 10 minutes, the sheriff explained. When he obtained there, he uncovered his son hardly alive, and Tillman and Springfield lifeless
Judd reported the father identified as 911 from a gasoline station, having left guiding his cellphone when he rushed out of the property after having his son’s connect with.
The sheriff explained the son was capable to speak to the father but the things he informed him “we’re not releasing at this time.”
He said Rollins died in advance of paramedics arrived.
In reaction to 1 reporter’s dilemma, Judd claimed it was also early to say if the victims understood the killers “but our intuitiveness tells us you just never stumble upon someone out below.”