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JSO: Woman found in Northwest Jacksonville ditch dies at hospital

Investigators working to learn what caused her death

Photo of Jenia Stone provided by friends.
Photo of Jenia Stone provided by friends.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 50-year-old woman found unresponsive Thursday morning in a ditch in Northwest Jacksonville has been identified by Jacksonville police.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, an off-duty officer was flagged down just before 8 a.m. after someone spotted Jenia Stone in a ditch off Garden Street near Old Kings Road.

Stone died at a hospital, police said.

Sgt. David Smith said it's unclear what caused the woman's death.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and investigating the death, but that they have not yet found any reason to suspect foul play, Smith said.

He said there are no initial indications that Stone was hit by a car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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