Police: Man charged with murder after girlfriend found dead in car

JSO: Body of Andrea Petrick discovered in vehicle at Westside apartment complex

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested in the death of his girlfriend whose body was found in a car at a Westside apartment complex on Thursday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Friday.

London Woodworth, 21, is charged with murder in the death of 34-year-old Andrea Petrick, who police identified as his girlfriend, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Officers responded about 3 p.m. to an apartment complex on Confederate Point Road near Blanding Boulevard after receiving a 911 call. According to an arrest report, the caller said Woodworth had told her that he had killed Petrick Thursday morning and drove around with her body in a car before winding up at the apartment complex that afternoon. 

When officers arrived at the complex, according to the Sheriff's Office, Woodworth was taken into custody and police were directed to a white, four-door vehicle, in the parking lot. Police said they found Petrick's body inside the car. 

Another witness told JSO that Woodworth was diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia and stopped taking his medications when he turned 18. That witness said he had been using heroin and had been using meth very heavily, according to the arrest report. 

Woodworth was booked into the Duval County jail early Friday morning and is being held without bond, online jail records show. He was supposed to make a first appearance in court, but News4Jax was told he was so disorderly that police decided to not bring him into the courtroom.

News4Jax went by Woodworth's home, where he lived with his grandfather. Neighbors said Woodworth was a well-mannered man, but sometimes exhibited unusual behavior. 

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