Woman found dead in pool on Forest Boulevard

Residents wake up to find woman drowned in their pool, police say

By Scott Johnson - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman was found dead Friday floating in a pool on Forest near Leahy Road in the city’s Southside Estates neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

A couple renting the home on Forest Boulevard found the woman in her 30s floating in their pool about 8:30 a.m., police said.

By the time police arrived, firefighters had removed the woman from the pool.

Police said the woman is not a resident of the home where she was found but lives nearby.

The residents of the home told officers that the woman was there visiting the night before and was still poolside when they went to sleep.

Police told News4Jax that there are signs of alcohol consumption, but investigators said they don’t know if the woman was under the influence when she drowned.

Officials said there are no signs of foul play.

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