Men Found Dead at Tower Site in Jacksonville Were Possibly Subcontractors


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Jacksonville (FL) Police say two men found dead Thursday inside the shelter at the base of a tower on Firestone Road were “possible subcontractors” who were shot multiple times. Police found the bodies early Thursday at the AT&T tower site located just north of More Avenue and west of Interstate 295.

“The two individuals are possible subcontractors that were doing work inside the building of the cell phone tower,” Sgt. Steve Rudlaff said. ”It’s definitely going to be foul play. Both individuals have been shot. It does not appear that it was combat against each other. We don’t know if this was a possible robbery or what.” 

A 911 call alerted officers who discovered the bodies just after a 6 a.m. according to the Florida Times-Union. Rudlaff said the men, between 30 to 40 years old, were declared dead at the scene by Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department paramedics.

Investigators are working with the telephone company to identify the dead men and determine when they arrived at the tower to work, Rudlaff said. They are also looking for security video that could help, Rudlaff told the Times-Union.

Anyone with information on the shooting can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500 or leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a possible reward by calling First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (TIPS).

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