Murder suspect in Hardee County on the run

Writer: Paul Dolan
Published: Updated:
Matthew Scott Flores, wanted for murder. CREDIT DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office

Matthew Scott Flores is on the run for an active warrant for murder in Hardee County within the city of Wauchula.

According to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, Flores was last seen driving a Nissan Altima with the Florida license plate stage JTHQ77.

During the investigation, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Wachula Police Department.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office dive team was looking for the suspected firearm used in the homicide at a pond in Hardee County. Detectives followed up in DeSoto County, using leads and other information gathered during the investigation.

If you have any information on where Flores is, report it to the tip line 1-800-780-TIPS.

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