JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office suspect foul play after a woman, who neighbors said was a Duval County teacher, was found dead in a home Saturday morning on the Westside.
Police were called to a home on Glen Alan Court near 103rd Street. An officer at the scene told News4Jax the Sheriff’s Office was notified after a friend came to check on her, and that person called 911.
An investigator at the scene said it’s believed the woman had been dead for 48 hours. The cause of the woman’s death was not released, and homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances.
Sebrina Williams said her sister lives in the neighborhood. She said it’s a quiet area, and she was shocked to learn what happened.
“This is a pretty good neighborhood," Williams said. “But we’re in praying times. We need to pray more and seek God’s faith because we got too much killing going on.”
One neighbor, who didn’t wish to be identified, said he collapsed Saturday morning when he heard the news.
“(She) was a really friendly person. She was really quiet, and she was really, really helpful to her community here, and that’s it," the neighbor said.
The man and another neighbor both said the woman was the eyes and ears of the neighborhood and watched out for everyone. They told News4Jax that she was a teacher for Duval County schools.
The woman was not identified. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the woman was in her 40s and lived alone in the house.
The Sheriff’s Office said there was no threat to the public. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact police at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.