Police find murder victim’s body in freezer, sources say man killed his mother

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has obtained a new report detailing the events leading up to the murder arrest of Steven McInnis.

According to the report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Patrol found the victim deceased in a deep freezer. JSO also found fresh blood in the master bedroom in the bed, nightstand and floor.

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Blood was found on the kitchen floor along with a clump of hair that matches the victim’s hair. McInnis’ vehicle also had bloody clothing and other blood-soaked items, according to the report.

The medical examiner’s office responded to the scene and found a laceration on the victim’s head along with signs of strangulation.

In the report, McInnis said he and the victim had previous disputes over an estate prior to the incident. McInnis told detectives that, on the day of the incident, the victim gave him a mean look and that “sent him over the edge.”

McInnis was arrested Jan. 7 after he claimed he killed someone. Sources say the victim was McInnis’ mother.

This is a developing story that will be updated once more information becomes available.