JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mother of a missing Jacksonville woman says police have confirmed to her that one of two bodies found in a wooded area near downtown last week is that of her daughter, Jeanette Hawkins.
Hawkins, 36, and her husband of about five months, 31-year-old Ricardo "Ricky" Morgan, hadn't been heard from in about two weeks.
Police said Tuesday that the identity of the second body is still unknown.
The bodies were found at South Myrtle Avenue and Harper Street on Wednesday.
A woman who lives near where the remains were found and wants to remain anonymous said she's horrified about what she saw.
"When I got back there, you know, I'm trying to see the head, the feet or the arms, and I didn't see no head or no arms," she said. "The legs was gone. All I could see was the feet."
Investigators said it appeared the bodies had been in the woods for nearly a week.
The Arlington couple was reported missing Aug. 17.
Hawkins' family has set up a VyStar account for those who want to help with funeral expenses. To donate, contact any VyStar location and mention Jeanette Hawkins' name.
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