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Body Found in Woods on Jacksonville's Northside off Owens Road

11:02 AM, Oct 30, 2010   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Jacksonville Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a decomposed male body found in the woods off Owens Road.

JSO was alerted of the location of the body but isn't saying how it was discovered. It has been there for about four or five days.

It does not appear to be foul play at this point, said police, but the medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy.

Earlier this week, police suspected foul play in the  disappearance of an elderly man last seen at the Jacksonville International Airport Monday.

Charles "Chuck" Soukup, 83, a Gainesville resident, was last seen on surveillance video renting a vehicle at JIA at 11 a.m. Monday. He reportedly has a medical condition that requires medication. That condition, his age, and the facts that he is not from Jacksonville and has not been heard from, all led police to believe Soukop is endangered.

Police have not linked Soukup to the discovery of the body.

Owens Road runs off Duval Road east of the Jacksonville airport.

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