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Man Accused Of Killing Woman, Dumping Body in Lake In Florida Arrested

Source: Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Jaquan Rashan Wesley

Jul. 30 2022, Published 4:33 p.m. ET

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A who is accused of killing a woman and throwing her body in a lake in Jacksonville, Florida was arrested.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of Jaquan Rashan Wesley, 26, on July 29 in connection to the woman's death.

According to police, at around 7 a.m. on July 12, officers responded to the 800 block of Sorrento Road in reference to a body being found in Marco Lake, which feeds from the St. Johns River.

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The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department deployed dive teams to retrieve the body of a 23-year-old woman from the water. She was pronounced dead on scene, according to police.

Homicide detectives determined early on that foul play was suspected, and they quickly labeled it a murder investigation. Police found a lot of evidence, including the woman's abandoned vehicle.

Police identified Wesley as a prime suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. According to police, Wesley was taken into custody without incident.


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