Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Johns Man Held in Aunt's Death

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Johns Man Held in Aunt's Death

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Byline: SHAWNA SUNDIN, The Times-Union

A St. Johns County man is in jail after his aunt was found stabbed to death Tuesday in her mobile home, according to authorities.

Friends of Judy May Morrison, 51, went to her home in the 6900 block of Florida 16 near Florida 13 after they were unable to reach her by phone, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said. The friends called the Sheriff's Office after they found Morrison's body about 6:30 p.m.

Through interviews with nearby residents, detectives identified a suspect. Deputies about 4 a.m. Wednesday found Donald Ray Ramsey, 32, sleeping in his car with the engine running outside his home in the 2800 block of North Fifth Street, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Ramsey, Morrison's nephew, is charged with murder and possession of a controlled substance, the Sheriff's Office said.

The incident is being investigated as a possible robbery that led to a homicide, said Kevin Kelshaw, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. Ramsey lived with Morrison this year, Kelshaw said.


An Orlando man has been charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend's former boyfriend from Orange Park.

Ismael Hernandez Rodriguez, 21, is being held at the Clay County Jail. Investigators with the Orange Park police first questioned his girlfriend, Lt. Mark Cornett said Wednesday. They then questioned Hernandez and found blood stains in his car.

Police are awaiting lab results to determine if the blood matches stains found in the apartment of 26-year-old Oscar Nanez, Cornett said.

Nanez's body was found Saturday along a narrow dirt road in Flagler County where police said he was dumped.


A 220-pound black bear was transported Monday to Camp Blanding after neighbors throughout the day called authorities about the animal roaming around McDonald's restaurant off U.S. 17 in Green Cove Springs.

In the morning, a biologist and an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ran the bear into the woods nearby.

But by mid-afternoon, the animal was spotted again. …

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