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Florida Mom, Missing Since February, Found Dead Behind Rental House

A Florida rental property owner cleaning up the home for new renters found a body last week buried in the back yard, and investigators have now identified the deceased as a woman who was last seen in February.

Investigators have not determined how 40-year-old LaDonna Williams died, but the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has classified her death as a homicide, WJXT reported.

Detectives said the badly decomposed remains were found partially covered near a fence, several feet from the house.

Williams’s family said they knew something was wrong when they didn’t hear from her on her 41st birthday.

“I just want answers,” her daughter, Tammy Williams, told WJAX.

“She was a very good mother, she was a good mother to all my friends, my siblings as well,” she said. “She did not deserve to die like that.”

Williams was a mother of three and a grandmother of three, her family said. She and her son survived a domestic stabbing attack in 2015, WJXT said.

Police said they are working to contact previous tenants of the home and ask anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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[Featured image: LaDonna Williams/GoFundMe]