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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.
Van surrounded by JSO at Ft. Caroline and Merrill matches discription and tag of van stolen yesterday with body inside pic.twitter.com/cdt3GAfREh— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) February 13, 2018
The stolen 2006 silver Honda Odyssey Van #JSO was searching for has been located with the dead body inside.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 13, 2018
A citizen observed the van abandoned in the 9500 blk of Merrill and contacted police. Thank you to the citizen who called it in. Working together makes a difference. pic.twitter.com/GvjYsTPlHJ
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.
BOLO: 2006 silver Honda Odyssey Van with Florida tag NIS5N. Stolen when it was left running with the keys in the ignition from 8500 block of Arlington Expy. The vehicle was transporting a dead body for work purposes when taken. Please RT #JAX #JSO #Jacksonville— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 12, 2018
#ANJaxBreaking @JSOPIO needs help tracking down a stolen van with a body inside. The 2006 silver Honda Odyssey was on the Arlington expressway with the keys in the ignition when someone took it. It has #Florida tag NIS5N. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/pSvR24lrZJ— Ashley Hollander (@AshleyANjax) February 12, 2018
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