Search for missing woman on Jacksonville’s Southside ends in murder investigation, arrest: JSO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested in connection to the death of a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning on the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Rosemene Decius’ family reported her missing to police because they were concerned for her safety, which prompted a search. The report did not mention how long Decius has been missing before authorities were contacted.

JSO said she was last seen driving a 2018 blue BMW X3, with a Florida license plate.

The circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the amount of time she’s been missing were suspicious, JSO said.

Rosemene Decius, 46, was reported missing in Jacksonville Saturday morning (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

Investigators said upon searching Decius’ home, they discovered that there was a struggle and potential foul play suspected.

Decius’ vehicle was found abandoned and investigators listed Pierre Pinard, 53, as a person of interest in her disappearance.

JSO said investigators found Decius’ body a short time later.

Pinard was arrested and charged in her murder, JSO announced Saturday night.

JSO did not provide any details about what led to her death or the cause. Decius’ relationship to Pinard is also unclear.

Pinard is held without bond. His next court date is Aug. 1.