No foul play suspected in body found in vehicle at Jacksonville Western Blvd. Walmart

The Jacksonville Police Department is investigating a body found at the old Wal-Mart in Jacksonville.

At approximately 12:35 P.M. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of a person unresponsive in a vehicle at the old Wal-Mart located at 2025 N. Marine Blvd., according to JPD Media Liaison, Beth Purcell.

Police say the person found was 61-years-old and no foul play is suspected at this time.

The death at this time is an “unattended death”– that means a person who died outside of the presence of a medical professional.

“Anytime the police department responds to an unattended death, there is an investigation,” Purcell said.

The press release did not include whether the individual was male or female, neither was a name released.



  1. Sam

    February 5, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    it was a man mid 50s to 60s is what I was told by the guy who was partially responsible for finding the poor guy dead in his car. he was approached by a woman who had three small children in her car and she was worried because she saw no movement and waved my friend over and asked him to take a closer look so that her children weren’t directly involved. my friend was told by police that the deceased was missing for a few days and they had been searching for him and suspected that he had also been deceased for about 2 days as of the time he was found in his vehicle.

    • newsinonslow

      February 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, Sam! Wow! It’s really crazy in Jacksonville.

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