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Update: Body found near dumpster at local business identified

5:20 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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UPDATE, 6/25/13: The body has been identified as Lawrence Bayshawn Franklin, 20, according to JSO Public Information Officer Shannon Hartley.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Homicide detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to an animal hospital on Monument Road Thursday morning.

The body of an unidentified male victim was found near a dumpster in the parking lot of the Monument Road Animal Hospital on the 1200 block of Monument Road.

Lauri-Ellen Smith of JSO said this case is related to a home invasion that occurred on the 2000 block of Oak Water Drive early this morning, where an intruder was shot by a home owner.

According to Smith, it was determined that the deceased person, who has not yet been identified pending family notification, was also a suspect in that home invasion.

Anyone who has any information in regards to this case is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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