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09/05/04 - Polk County

Bodies Identified In Polk County Murder

Law enforcement officials say the bodies in last week's quadruple homicide in Polk County have been identified.

74 year old Betty Thompson, 47-year-old Eva Lou Thompson-Saad, her husband Edmond Mitri Saad, the third; and the couple's son, 14-year-old Edmond Mitri Saad the fourth were found shot and burned earlier this week in their home.

Polk County Sheriff's Officials say the alleged shooter, 75-year-old Floyd Thompson, came into the sheriff's office and confessed to the murders on Thursday.

Officers say he shot the 4 family members with a 38-caliber revolver and then set the bodies on fire before confessing. Floyd and Betty Thompson were allegedly going through a divorce and neighbors say Floyd had took it pretty hard, but nobody said they thought he could do anything like this.

Floyd Thompson is now under a suicide watch at the Polk County Jail.

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