Police said the case of human remains were found Saturday in the woods near the intersection of Huron Street and West 12th Street in Edgewood is now being investigated as a homicide.
A company was working on a gas leak near railroad tracks and the woods when the remains were found, police said.
They said the victim had a gold tooth with the letter "H" on it. Police said it appears the victim may be a man due to clothing, but investigators will not know for sure until they get a confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office.
Anyone who has any information about the identity of the victim or information about the killing is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.