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Woman found dead in home in Lake Forest Hills; foul play not suspected, JSO says

A woman was found dead inside a home in the Lake Forest Hills area. Fire crews were called to the home on Gandy Street around 4:30 Saturday morning.
A woman was found dead inside a home in the Lake Forest Hills area. Fire crews were called to the home on Gandy Street around 4:30 Saturday morning.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman in her 60s was found dead in a home on Gandy Street near Edgewood Avenue West and Lem Turner Road on Saturday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Jacksonville firefighters were called to the home about 4:30 a.m. after a family member smelled smoke coming from the house and called 911.

Firefighters found the woman dead inside and saw evidence of a fire in the kitchen that happened at some point during the night, JSO said.

No one else was inside the house.

The cause of the woman’s death and the cause of the fire are not immediately known and investigators have no reason to suspect foul play at this time, JSO said.

State Fire Marshals from the Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigations and JSO Homicide detectives are investigating.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will try to determine the cause of the woman’s death.

“It’s probably something fire or smoke inhalation related but again the medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death,” Sgt. Harry Goldfein said. “We do ask that if anyone does know anything about this or saw anything about this to please call the non-emergency number.”

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call 904-630-0500.


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