• JSO: Stolen van with body inside recovered in Jacksonville

    By: Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - RELATED: Stolen ambulance pulled from river in Nassau County

    UPDATE: The van that had a body inside when it was stolen in Jacksonville has been recovered, according to police.

    Officers recovered the van near Ft. Caroline and Merrill Road after a citizen noticed it was abandoned and called police.

    JSO said the body was found inside the van when it was recovered.

    Original story: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for a stolen van with a body inside.

    JSO said the van, a silver 2006 Honda Odyssey with Florida tag NIS5N, was stolen after it was left running with the keys in the ignition in the parking lot of Affordable Cremation Solutions on Arlington Expressway.

    The theft happened at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12. The driver exited the van to drop off paperwork, and as he returned, he noticed the van being driven away. 

    The van has been left running, JSO said. 

    The deceased man inside was in the rear of the van strapped to a cot in a body bag, JSO said. 

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500.

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