Vernon Stephens Missing Florida – Police affirm that the body of a man recouped from the Trout River early Monday morning is that of the driver who vanished after his vehicle was in an accident Friday night on the Mathews Bridge.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it found the wallet and ID of 39-year-old Vernon Stephens (presented beneath) on the body. The Medical Examiner affirmed the character Monday evening.
An angler detected the body under the Interstate 95 scaffold about 7:15 a.m., however quick current had gotten the remaining parts to a zone off the 500 square of Maxwell Rod off Heckscher Drive before JSO and Jacksonville Fire-Rescue marine units could get to him.
“He had voyaged a serious separation in the Trout River,” Sgt. Jay Farhat said. “You know, at times with these flows, you just never know. Yet, I need to concur it is a serious good ways from the Mathews Bridge. In any case, these things occur.”
Police said Stephens’ red Mitsubishi Galant stalled on the westward side of the extension Friday night, at that point was hit by another vehicle. They said his vehicle was found with the hood up, and another vehicle hammered into its rear.
Police, fire pontoons, the U.S. Coast Guard and different assets looked consistently, and Stephens’ family joined the inquiry on Sunday evening.
As per a police report, the driver who struck Stephens’ impaired vehicle was recognized as 31-year-old Henry Lee Curtis (imagined in booking photograph from 2012 capture on drug charges). Police gauge he was going 65 mph at that point. As far as possible is 45 mph.
Specialists actually don’t have a clue how Stephens wound up in the water.
“”We don’t have a ton of subtleties right now, however we’re doing our due industriousness to decide how and why this occurred,” Farhat said. “Our musings and petitions are with the family.”
Stephens was a dad of two, and he and his significant other were soon to praise their eleventh wedding commemoration.
“What I need is answers,” said Yvonne Golden, Stephens’ mom. “This is my lone kid.”
Curtis family said he wasn’t at home Monday and didn’t have any desire to discuss the accident, however they don’t think it was his shortcoming.
A record has been set up for the Stephens family where commitments can be made to help uphold Vernon’s better half and kids with burial service costs, just as some other money related requirements. Snap HERE to give or discover more data about the reserve.
Channel 4 discovered that Curtis has 11 driving infractions in the course of recent years, in addition to captures two captures for ownership of cannabis. JSO traffic murder criminologists are investigating this mishap and whether Curtis will deal with any indictments associated with Stephens’ passing.
Stephens’ family is requesting gifts to help uphold his better half and youngsters with burial service costs, just as some other budgetary needs.