Man found dead in house on Jacksonville’s Eastside

VIDEO: A man about 40 years old was found dead in his home on Franklin Street, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said his injuries leads them to suspect he was killed.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man about 40 years old was found dead Monday morning in his home on Franklin Street, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said his injuries leads them to suspect he was killed.

His cause of death and identity will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The house is near the intersection of Martin Luther King Parkway and Phoenix Avenue, not far from Long Branch Elementary

The man’s brother, who also lives in the house, found him laying on the floor with a stone in his right hand.

“I thought maybe he got drunk and passed out or something, but no, he was dead,” he said. “I seen him last night around 9 o’clock, but I was the last one to leave out of the house because I have the door key.”

There have been no arrests connected with the man’s death but detectives said there is no threat to the community. Neighbors told News4Jax, they heard someone arguing near the home Saturday night, but police did not confirm that information.

‘There is nobody around here that I can think of that would hurt him because he is a good person,” the victim’s brother said.

Anyone with information about the man’s death is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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