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2 stopped in Jacksonville murder victim’s stolen car charged with theft, burglary

VIDEO: Two suspects taken into custody in Nassau County were in a stolen car belonging to one of two people found dead in a home on Jacks Road in Northwest Jacksonville, according to News4Jax sources.
VIDEO: Two suspects taken into custody in Nassau County were in a stolen car belonging to one of two people found dead in a home on Jacks Road in Northwest Jacksonville, according to News4Jax sources.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two suspects taken into custody in Nassau County on Tuesday night were in a stolen car belonging to one of two people found dead Monday in a home on Jacks Road in Northwest Jacksonville, according to News4Jax sources.

According to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, deputies assisted Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators with a stop at the Circle K on U.S. 1 near Ratliff Road at about 10:30 p.m.

Nassau deputies said there were three young people -- two males and one female -- inside the vehicle when it was stopped. JSO jail records show only two of the trio were charged with vehicle theft and burglary. Sources told News4Jax that the two -- whose names and ages have not been released -- are not suspected of the killings.

Neighbors identified the victims as 60-year-old Ronald Dean and 61-year-old Vickie Purvis. JSO said the two were shot multiple times but hasn’t released any information on possible suspects.

Neighbors in that Biltmore neighborhood said Purvis’ car was taken from their house the morning after they were killed and that one of the people later detained in the stolen car was one of Dean’s grandchildren.


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