• Neighbors react to body of woman found in Jacksonville, foul play suspected according to JSO

    By: Jamarlo Phillips , Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A disturbing find in a local Jacksonville community, has neighbors on edge.

    A woman’s body was found in a wooded area near North Mcduff Avenue and west hird street in Woodstock Monday night.  

    Crime scene tape is the only sign of a violent crime near North Mcduff Avenue and West Third Street in Jacksonville.


    Stanley Wycht says this is his neighborhood.

    “It’s an easy place you can drop a body, back up and go on about your business,” Wycht explained. 

    The discovery makes him nervous.

    “That’s the path our family was raised on, that street and for a body to be found like that there, it’s sad,” Wycht added.

    The woman’s body was found close to a home that was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning.

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    “Me my sister and brother walked around there, and fire trucks were all on the road,” Wycht said.

    “If it was there the day before we would’ve seen it,” he added. 

    A search of JSO crime database shows since last month officers have responded to more than 30 reports of criminal activity in the area., including nine assaults, five burglaries, and a homicide just a few blocks away. 

    Wycht now hopes whoever killed the woman dumped here is caught soon.

    “She got a family somewhere and that really hurts,” said Wycht.

    Action News Jax is working to learn the name of the victim. 

    According to a JSO spokesperson tells it is an open investigation. 

    If you know anything about the discovery you’re asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. 

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