The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a body that was found wrapped in a sheet inside a car near the 12500 block of Biscayne Boulevard.
Police say around 1:45 p.m., a JSO patrol officer drove by what he thought was an abandoned vehicle.\
Upon further investigation, the officer found an individual wrapped in white sheets in the back of the vehicle.
The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office.
A crime stoppers sign is on the side of Biscayne Blvd after JSO says someone’s body was found wrapped in a sheet in a car on the side of the road. Right now officers are calling it an undetermined death @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/OYF0RGZnQW— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) December 30, 2018
Action News Jax reporter Ryan Nelson interviewed a neighbor who did not want to be identified, but claimed to have seen the car earlier in the day.
The woman tells us she feared for her safety and did not want to be identified.
“Now hearing that there was, you know, an incident with the car, that’s really scary,” said the woman. “…I drove past that car like four times today not knowing that, it’s really scary.”
“It’s also sad that like someone was in there, and people were just driving by not even knowing,” said the woman.
JSO is investigating the cause of death.
JSO is in the process of towing the vehicle to a safe location to conduct an investigation.
If anyone has any information about this incident call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's non-emergency number at 630-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
This is a developing story, updates will be made as they become available.
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