Death in Georgia leads Jacksonville police to discover woman’s body in home


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The death of a man in Georgia led Jacksonville police to check on a home he used to rent in the city, and they found a woman dead of a gunshot wound inside, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area in the city of Bainbridge.

Jacksonville police said they were contacted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and that because of concerns for the safety of family members, officers forced their way into the home the man used to rent on Carver Circle Northeast in Jacksonville.

They found the body of a woman between 30 and 35 years old on the kitchen floor. She had been shot, police said. Foul play is suspected in her death.

Anyone with information in the woman’s death is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.