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Police ID woman found dead behind abandoned house in Woodstock

Jacksonville police believe foul play may be involved

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police have identified a woman who was found dead Thursday afternoon behind an abandoned house in the city's Woodstock neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

The woman was 37-year-old Lisa Marie Dizor, police said.

A man who lives in the area called 911 about 1:30 p.m. after noticing a pair of legs covered up behind the locked and boarded up house on Columbus Avenue, JSO Sgt. Michael Paul said.

Paul said there were indications that there may be foul play involved, and the Sheriff's Office will be treating the investigation as a possible homicide. 

"It looks like there is a lot of trash and stuff back there. It looks like people go back there for whatever sorts of activities they do," Paul said. 

Buddy Hunt, the man who called police, said he knew the woman but wanted to check on her because he hadn't seen her in several days.

"The last time I saw her was, like, Monday night," Hunt said. "I said, '... I need to go over there and take a look.' And I did and it's just such a shame."

According to JSO, there have been 60 crimes, including 16 assaults, within a half-mile of the scene since Sept. 1. 

"I've been here since 1999 and I've never seen it turned this way," said Curtis Kimbler, the owner of nearby Greybeards Tavern.

One of the assaults happened to 74-year-old Kimbler, who's known as "Greybeard," and left him in the hospital.

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"My head was busted. They stole it all," he said. "They stole about $6,000 out of my car."

Greybeard said the crimes aren't enough to make him want to close his business, but he wants the crime to stop.

"These are good people who live here. Black and white, together we are friends, brothers and sisters," Greybeard said. "We don't need those (crimes) and it doesn't need to happen in our neighborhood."

The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Dizor's death. The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine her cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.