• Mother, daughter found dead on Westside identified

    By: Deanna Bettineschi


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Just after 11 a.m. Sunday, police pulled into a Westside neighborhood after they received a call that two females had been killed inside their home. Police have confirmed the victims are a mother and daughter. 

    Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer identified the victims on Monday as  Judith Henry, 41, and Denise Asakay Rickman, 17.

    "The occupants of the home came and found the two victims that were inside," said Sgt Dan Janson.

    Neighbors say that man who discovered their bodies had been out playing soccer.

    Police say the man is not related to the two women. Police say they took him in for questioning.

    The busy crime scene has neighbors worried.

    "I don't hear much crime going on. There's the natural things like teenagers bust out lights, throw eggs on your cars, but that happens in all neighborhoods, but nothing like this," said a neighbor.

    Officers say this is the second time they've been to the house this month. The first time was for a burglary.

     "I can't say definitively if there was a connection between that burglary and this incident were looking at that," said Janson.

    Neighbors say the news is alarming, but they feel it’s an isolated incident in the normally quiet neighborhood.

    Officers are getting a warrant to search the home.

    The deaths have been ruled murders, Bujeda said Monday. However, investigators are currently not releasing the cause of death for investigative purposes.

    Anyone who has any information in regards to these murders is asked to contact JSO at (904) 630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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