Deborah Liles Jacksonville mother of five is found brutally murdered as police seek to discover her murderer. Stolen vehicle turns up Sunday.
In a murder mystery that is rattling Jacksonville, Florida authorities, the stolen vehicle of murdered local woman, Deborah Liles was found Saturday afternoon. The discovery may lend clues as to how the much beloved music teacher and mother of five came to end up dead last week.
Matters came to the fore after the body of the 62 year old Elementary teacher was found punctuated with stab wounds, Thursday afternoon at her Panama Park home.
At the time, the woman’s husband, Michael, came across his wife, unresponsive in the driveway of their home on East 59th Street.
A report via wesh told of the person(s) who killed Liles also stole her car, a gold Buick LaCrosse.
Cops say they recovered the stolen car off Golfair Boulevard Saturday, but did not say if they found any evidence inside it.
‘To think that she had to enter life afraid and just such extreme thoughtlessness and brutality you just can’t handle it, you can’t process that and we just want justice we just want to know that whoever did this is not out there possibly doing it to somebody else and that’s just our hope,’ Liles’ daughter Michelle said.
In the interim, a report via the Florida Times Union cited relatives saying that Deborah was killed in the course of a robbery because the perpetrator(s) has taken other belongings possessions along with the car.
The couple’s children said their home had been targeted by robbers several times in the past and of having previously urged their parents to move elsewhere, with the couple insisting on staying put.
‘They continued to live here,’ their son Gerald told Action News Jax. ‘Sacrifice after sacrifice, burglary after burglary, and it ultimately cost my mother her life.’
Of note, Deborah Liles made headlines in 1993 when an intruder broke into her family’s Jacksonville home, beat her bloody, tied her up and tried to flee in her car but was quickly apprehended by police that were called to the scene by a neighbor who witnessed the attack.
The assailant, a career criminal identified as Curtis Head, then aged 44, became first person convicted under Florida’s strict home invasion law.
Head is currently serving a life sentence after being denied parole early on reported the Florida Times-Union.
Police described Deborah being the mother of three grown daughters and two sons, a grandmother and a well-regarded music teacher who had worked at San Jose Elementary School for nearly a dozen years and had been with Duval County Public Schools since 2000.
Of question is who or why anyone would have wanted Deborah Liles dead remains a mystery as friends and family try to make sense of the nature of the woman’s brutal death.
Police have not released a description of anyone they believe to be connected to the murder.
Crime scene vans still surrounding the home where Deborah Liles was killed yesterday off east 59th street pic.twitter.com/dFb2SI0lRK
— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaANjax) March 24, 2017
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