The Florida State Attorney’s Office recently released photos of accused killer Russell Tillis’ now-demolished Florida home, where a woman was reportedly killed at in 2016.
ABC First Coast News reports that 30-year-old Jodi Lynn Gunter’s dismembered remains were found at 3551 Bowden Circle in Jacksonville in 2016, a home where accused murderer Russell Tillis, 55, lived in at the time. The house has since been demolished, but the State Attorney’s Office recently released photos of home at the request of First Coast News, giving the public a look into what neighbors referred to as the “House of Horrors.”
Prosecutors captured more than 800 photographs of the filthy, dilapidated home as evidence to be used against Tillis in his upcoming murder trial. The photos captured incriminating items found inside the home, including knives, an axe, chains, power tools, and chemicals, among other things. Authorities also found razor blades and boards with nails sticking out hidden in the yard of the residence. Gunter’s remains were found buried in the back yard.
Further, the State uncovered numerous items in the back yard, which included jewelry, a human skull, bones, and teeth buried in a shallow grave. The UNT Center for Human Identification noted that Gunter’s hands and feet were never found.
Tillis refused to answer any questions about the remains and other items found at his home. Police arrested Tillis in 2015 after he pulled out knives when officers attempted to serve him with a warrant. A grand jury indicted Tillis on several charges, including murder, human trafficking, kidnapping, and abuse of a dead human body.
A few months after his arrest, authorities obtained a warrant to search his property after an inmate tipped detectives off that Tillis admitted her restrained and murdered a woman in his home. Tillis allegedly told the inmate that he drugged the victim before sexually exploiting and killing her.
Earlier this year, the State Attorney’s Office announced plans to seek the death penalty, according to the Florida Times-Union.
[Feature Photo: State Attorney’s Office]