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Police: Man's death not caused by crash

12:47 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released information Thursday that a man found inside a wrecked car May 18 did not die from injuries related to the crash.

The crash happened in the 2000 block of Olevia Street, which is just off Philips Highway.

According to officers at the scene, two people were in the car at the time of the crash. However, the driver fled the scene and left 28-year-old Rodney Stone in the car.

Stone was taken to Shands Jacksonville where he was pronounced dead. Through the course of their investigation, detectives determined Stone did not die from the traffic crash, according to a news release from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda.

Bujeda said foul play is suspected and that the investigation is still active.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at

If you would like to remain anonymous you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or by email at You could be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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