JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that investigators are searching for human remains on the city’s Westside.
JSO said the area of interest is near Chaffee Road and Crystal Springs Boulevard, but declined to elaborate on the case related to the search.
Sky 4 flew over the scene Wednesday afternoon and could see three yellow bulldozers and investigators with shovels searching a vacant lot next to a gas station. There was also a green and white excavator digging in the woods as well as tents and a mobile command post.
No other details were immediately available and JSO is not expected to hold a briefing on Wednesday.
A JSO spokesman did tell News4JAX the search does not involve Iyana Sawyer, a pregnant 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving Terry Parker High School in December 2018. Quiles, 34, was indicted in 2019 on murder charges in the death of Sawyer and her unborn child and is going to trial soon.