JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to a deadly stabbing in a wooded area off Beach Boulevard near Hodges Boulevard Saturday morning.
Christopher Kreighbaum, 32, was arrested for the death Saturday night, less than 24 hours after the incident. JSO says Kreighbaum was initially found near the crime scene and taken into questioning. Following the interview with police, he was arrested for the victim’s murder.
JSO says officers were called to the scene off of Hodges Blvd around 1:15 a.m. Once there, officers and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews found a man that had been stabbed stabbed multiple times. He died of his injuries.
Police say a man died after having been stabbed multiple times overnight. It happened around 1:15 am near a wooded area at Beach and Hodges. No suspect info at this time. If you know anything call Police. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/TEvMoDGOJ8— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) February 20, 2021
A JSO sergeant said there is a homeless camp in the area where the man was found. Police said the person who made the 911 call about a man with injuries was taken downtown for questioning. It’s not clear if that man was also Kreighbaum.
Investigators canvassed the area looking for any evidence. Crime scene vans and the coroner were there before dawn.