A Florida woman was arrested and accused of murder after a man was found dead at a house in the Holly Oaks area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Kimberly Heath, 45, was detained after the incident and faced a judge for murder charges on Saturday. Family members told News4JAX that Heath is accused of killing her husband, 40-year-old Nathaniel Heath. The family said the two had an estranged relationship.
Sgt. Robby Henson with the JSO Homicide Unit said officers responded around about 11:50 a.m. to a shooting at a home on Fort Caroline Road just west of St. Johns Bluff Road and found the body of a man inside. The man had been shot at least once, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
News4JAX spoke with Nathaniel Heath’s mother Audrey Longley who said her son went to the home and she believes Kimberly Heath was waiting for him armed.
Longley said her son and his wife moved back to Jacksonville from the Midwest to help her due to health issues she was dealing with.
As detectives continue to investigate, anyone with information about the case is asked to contact JSO by calling 904-630-0500 or emailing JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).