quick tease 3 A family wants answers - their father was found dead inside his apartment on the Northside yesterday. Jerome Stephens was a church deacon. One of his daughters hadn't heard from him in days -- so she called the complex where he lives -- asking them to check on him. A maintenance man found his body -- with smoke coming from inside his home. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell joins us LIVE - with what his children are saying about his death ... Elizabeth? 3 3 His children say he was the ultimate father -- two of his daughters tell us he had more than ten children and that he would give the shirt off his back for each one of them. He was a deacon at a local church and they say right now they're going through a lot of pain. 3 0-627-32SOT - 3956 Anita Stephens/Daughter its shocking you see it happen to others but never expect for it to happen to you TRACK - Anita Stephens can't believe her dad is gone. Jerome Stephens was found dead in his Durkeeville apartment yesterday afternoon. One of his daughters got worried when she hadn't heard from her father in days and asked his complex to check on him. A maintenance man says the back door to his apartment was unlocked and that smoke was coming from the inside.SOT - 4028 Anita Stephens/Daughter he loved the lord he just loved him he preached at his church he was there for everybody TRACK - Anita says her father was a deacon at Pentecostal Church of God here in Jacksonville for more than 30 years. She and the rest of Stephens' children says the pain won't begin to ease until whomever is responsible turns themselves in.SOT - 4052 Anita Stephens/Daughter hurt painful theres no feeling right now its just numb its just heart sinking 3 The family tells us they believe they know who's responsible-- but police haven't confirmed any suspects. Investigators are calling this death suspicious and ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You don't have to give your name and you could receive a reward if an arrest is made.