Foul play suspected in discovery of human remains near Ribault River

Jacksonville police: Remains found in wooded area off Ribault River Lane

By Lauren Verno - Consumer investigative reporter, Colette DuChanois - Web producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Human remains were found Friday in a wooded area in Northwest Jacksonville, just south of the Ribault River, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Sgt. Mike Silcox, with the Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit, said officers were notified just before noon Friday of a body of a man in a wooded lot area off Ribault River Lane near Moncrief Road.

Silcox said it's uncertain how and when the man died, but said foul play is suspected.

“It’s a little shocking. This is a pretty good neighborhood," said neighbor Ronald Butler. "It’s real quiet around here other than the kids being a little mischievous. But other than that, that’s it.” 

The Sheriff's Office will be working with the medical examiner's office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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