Police ID body found in dumpster in January

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigates death on Eastside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man found dead inside a dumpster that caught fire at an Eastside warehouse in late January has been identified, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

The death of Oscar Phillips, 59, has been ruled a homicide but police have not released a cause of death.

Phillips' body was discovered after firefighters put out a dumpster fire on Clark Street.

Initially, the gender and race of the body were unidentifiable.

Anyone who knows anything about this homicide is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.