Sources: Young woman whose body was found in San Marco pond was shot

The News4JAX I-TEAM on Wednesday obtained the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office incident report — and a call made to 911 after the body of a young woman was found in a San Marco pond.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4JAX I-TEAM on Wednesday obtained the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office incident report — and a call made to 911 after the body of a young woman was found in a San Marco pond.

Sgt. Hopely, with the JSO Homicide Unit, said during a Tuesday news briefing that there was evidence of foul play in the woman’s death. He said a person was walking their dog along Sorrento Road when they spotted the body floating in Marco Lake near the edge of the pond.

Sources tell the I-TEAM that the woman was shot.

News4JAX has spoken to several people who were in the area. None said they heard a gunshot.

Some of the details in the 911 call, which lasted about seven minutes, are redacted. The caller sounds shaken and stayed on the phone with a dispatch operator as they waited for first responders.

“I saw something, and it appears to be (redacted) body,” the caller says. “And there also does appear to be some (redacted) on the street, so, I don’t know. It just does not look good.”

Law enforcement personnel arrived at the scene about seven minutes later.

News4JAX on Tuesday spotted what appeared to be blood on the cement bank of the pond.

An investigator was seen searching the area Tuesday with a metal detector. Divers also searched the water.

The I-TEAM made a call to JSO on Wednesday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office said there were no additional updates to share following the information reported Tuesday.

The young woman has not been identified. The incident report says she’s between ages 18 and 25, thin build, between 5-feet 3-inches and 5-feet 7-inches in height and had her dark hair styled in a ponytail.

As detectives continue to investigate the homicide, anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

A homicide investigation is underway Tuesday morning in San Marco, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

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