Body found in the trunk of a car in Jacksonville

Action News Jax at 10:00 PM

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.

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The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office.

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 jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.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.