Former renter shaken by haunting discovery of body in Jacksonville backyard

Jene J. Long

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The scene of a haunting discovery has officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office environment maintaining check out about 24 several hours immediately after police say the owner of an Allendale rental home uncovered a body in the yard.

A female, who would like to remain unnamed, explained she moved out of the dwelling on West Ninth Road near St. Clair Avenue in Oct.

“I lived there for five a long time, and I experienced no problems with my neighbors or anybody,” the woman explained.

Wednesday’s discovery has the former renter of the house shaken.

“It’s so peculiar. It is odd. It is shocking,” she mentioned.

A law enforcement report demonstrates the operator initially uncovered a box in the floor in the yard. When officers arrived, they located the human continues to be towards a fence, numerous toes from the household. Detectives say the decomposed physique appeared to have been there for a even though and was partly coated.


The former tenant explained to Information4JAX that she under no circumstances discovered anything suspicious whilst residing at the property.

“My canine ended up there in the backyard. We had gatherings. My grandchildren, little ones most people arrived there. There was never nearly anything unusual,” she explained.

She says new renters moved in not extended soon after her. In accordance to JSO, the dwelling is at this time vacant and has been for a small time. Detectives say the owner was cleaning up the dwelling for it to be rented out on Wednesday afternoon when he uncovered the human continues to be.

According to JSO’s phone calls for assistance, police were called to the home four distinctive occasions on March 13 to look into and they responded once again on April 15, also to look into. It’s unclear what law enforcement were investigating.

“I hope they come across out who it is and there is some form of justice,” the former tenant said.

The previous tenant hopes additional questions can be answered about the haunting discovery at her previous household.


Investigators have not determined the body at this time. The healthcare examiner is working to identify the cause of dying.

According to JSO, the owner of the rental home is cooperating with police. Information4JAX built endeavours to attain out to him on Thursday but has not been in a position to get in get hold of with him.

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