Suspect in Keeshae Jacobs Richmond Disappearance Arrested for Murder in Jacksonville

Otis Tucker, 35 was arrested and charged with the 2nd-degree murder of a woman who was found dead at an apartment complex in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls from the Auburn Glen apartment complex in the 8000 block of Southside Boulevard. Complex residents heard banging and screaming from one of the apartments, and they saw a male running away from the residence in question. When police entered the apartment, they found a deceased woman.

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Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office did not publish the victim’s name or how she died.

“JSO Homicide Team 3, quickly identified a person of interest in the murder of the victim. Ultimately, information and evidence gathered lead detectives to Otis L. Tucker … as being the suspect responsible in the death of the victim,” the Wednesday news release stated.

JSO quickly solved the murder as investigators had enough evidence to charge Tucker with 2nd-degree murder and tampering with evidence. He is being held without bond.

Although the Jacksonville murder has been solved, Otis Tucker is also a suspect in the 2016 disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs in Richmond, Virginia. Jacobs was last seen alive at the Church Hill home where Tucker lived. Although Tucker was never charged, investigators believed they had collected enough evidence to go to trial even without Jacobs’s body.

None of this sits well with Keeshae’s mother, Toni, who says prosecutors in Richmond have “blood on their hands” after learning of Tucker’s Jacksonville murder charge. His recent arrest in Florida did not surprise Keeshae’s mother. Toni Jacobs said she always feared that something bad would happen to another woman since Tucker was not in jail for her daughter’s murder.

“The Commonwealth had the opportunity to prevent this from happening,” she said. “To me, they have blood on their hands now.”

Tucker will not be going anywhere soon. Since he was on probation in Virginia on another charge unrelated to Jacobs’s disappearance, he will be violated and sent back to prison if he ever makes it back to Virginia. I don’t think that’s going to happen since JSO closed this case quickly and is confident they have the evidence to finally put Tucker away for good.


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