• Search continues for car after longtime Duval County teacher found dead at home

    By: Brittney Donovan , Action News Jax

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    Police are searching for a Duval County teacher's car after she was found dead inside her Jacksonville home on Thursday.

    Police said family found San Jose Elementary School teacher Deborah Liles, 62, dead inside her Panama Park home on 59th Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    Her gold 2010 Buick LaCrosse with Florida tag 275LLJ was missing from the home and officers suspect foul play in her death.


    Photos: Longtime Duval teacher found dead inside Jacksonville home


    A district spokesperson said Liles had worked for the Duval County Public Schools since 2000.

    She'd been teaching at San Jose Elementary School since 2005. 

    Family told Action News Jax that Liles was a victim of a violent attack at her Jacksonville home in 1993.

    Neighbors who knew Liles said her house had been broken into several times in the past. 

    They said she was a sweet woman who baked them Christmas cookies and would always greet them when walking around the block.

    One neighbor told Action News Jax that she's afraid to go outside because Liles' killer hasn't been caught.

    The district released a statement about Liles' death, which reads:

    The entire community of San Jose Elementary School and Duval County Public Schools is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of one of its staff members."


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