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Death Investigation in Green Cove Springs
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Media Release Update:

CCSO Detectives have identified the victim in the overnight homicide mentioned below. He is Joshua W. Perdue (W/M), a resident of 1909 Tillis Lane, Middleburg. Perdue’s body was discovered in the driveway of a home located at 2666 Silver Creek Drive this morning at about 5:30am as a female resident of the home was leaving for work. Perdue lived with his father, who was notified by detectives this morning, at the home on Tillis Lane.

Perdue’s body was taken from the Silver Creek Drive location this morning at around 11:45am to the Jacksonville Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. The exact cause of death is still unknown at this time, but detectives do suspect foul play and are investigating this death as suspicious/homicide. The investigation continues into who killed Perdue, why he was killed and what brought the victim to the Silver Creek Hills neighborhood of Green Cove Springs.

Our detectives concluded their evidence collection and canvass of the area at noon and have reopened Silver Creek Drive to normal traffic.



The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call at 5:30am today regarding a man's body on the ground near a property in Green Cove Springs. A property owner who lives on the street spotted the man as he left for work. Deputies responded to the 2600 block of Silver Creek Drive, off CR 209. A man's body was found there and detectives from our Robbery-Homicide Unit have begun their investigation into his death.

There is no additional information at this time regarding the man's identity, cause of death or age. A small area of Silver Creek Drive has been blocked off while detectives conduct a search for evidence, etc.

Any media responding to the area will be contacted on site by PIO Justino and a supervisor from RHU will be made available to address media members on scene sometime before noon today if possible.

Thank you.



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