Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Part of a Skeleton Found in Mobile Home

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Part of a Skeleton Found in Mobile Home

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A partial human skeleton was found in an abandoned mobile home while the owner was cleaning the property just before noon Thursday, Jacksonville police said.

The person who lived there had moved three weeks to a couple of months ago, long after the person died, said Sgt. Jay Farhat.

He said there was no immediate indication of foul play, but police want to talk with the man who lived there.

Farhat said the mobile home was in a remote area about a mile back from Philips Highway at Judith Avenue in the Bayard area. Farhat would not describe what part of the skeleton was discovered.

Farhat said it was not clear if the remains were male or female but were those of an adult.

A forensic anthropologist will likely be engaged to identify the remains, using DNA analysis or other means.

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The enhanced reward was announced Thursday after a lack of tips in the July 22 shooting death, police said.

Rowe, a 20-year-old father of two, was taking out the garbage about 10 p.m. when he was shot and killed outside the Riverside restaurant at 901 King St. Police believe he was robbed, but only eight tips had been submitted with the last coming in more than two months ago, Crime Stoppers Executive Director Wyllie Hodges said.

"This is not acceptable for a city this large," Hodges said.

Rowe's family announced that Firehouse Subs donated $5,000 in addition to $2,000 it received from family friends. That follows a $10,000 donation a business leader added to the initial $3,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information in the case can contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500. To remain anonymous and receive a possible cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (TIPS).

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