Neighbor describes traumatic scene at Paxon home where 2 found dead

Family identify 2 as 57-year-old Yolanda Binns, her 36-year-old son Trevor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Neighbors of a mother and son found dead Wednesday in their home in the Paxon area of Jacksonville's Westside recalled the awful scene.

Family members identified the two found dead as 57-year-old Yolanda Binns and her son, 36-year-old Trevor Binns. 

Before police arrived to the home on Wyolen Street, just north of Broadway Avenue and west of Edgewood Avenue North, Yolanda's next-door neighbor told News4Jax that he was one of the first to see the bodies. 

"It was traumatizing for me," said the next-door neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. "It's crazy for somebody you see every day -- neighbors. You walk in their house, and they're both dead."

Not many people live on the dead-end street, and the discovery has shocked residents. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has not released the circumstances surrounding their deaths, but neighbors said they think the two adults may have been dead for a few days before their bodies were found. 

Neighbors said they hadn't seen the mother and son since the weekend.

"I'm going to have to go to work and think about them until it gets out of my head," said the unnamed neighbor.

On Wednesday, News4Jax uncovered a history of mental health issues with the mother and son. News4Jax discovered Binns had been arrested on three domestic battery charges, including one for repeatedly punching his mother, according to a 2009 arrest report.

"Miss Yolanda was very friendly and very outgoing. She was very charismatic," neighbor Barbara Williamson told News4Jax on Wednesday. "She spent a great amount of time trying to take care of Trevor."

‪Although family members said they suspect their deaths could have been a murder-suicide, neighbors said Yolanda and Trevor were good people. 

"Nobody knows what happened until further notice. But I just don't know. You can't say, just from what a person has been through," the unnamed neighbor said. "I feel like their family should have come around more often, you know, keep checking on them. They knew he was a little odd and she had a problem too, so if they would've came around more often that probably wouldn't have happened."

News4Jax has requested the 911 calls made Wednesday when family said Yolanda's granddaughter discovered the two dead, but has not yet received them from the Sheriff's Office.