[UPDATE] Bodies of 2 Women Found in Woods Near Pensacola

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 12-8 3:20PM --


A Pensacola man has been charged with murder after authorities say they found DNA linking him to the crime.

Joshua Wayne Douglas was charged with murder and sexual assault
Tuesday in the death of 25-year-old Jamie Broxson. Broxson's body
was found near the body of 19-year-old Debra Jones near a power
company substation last month.

Douglas has not been charged with Jones' death.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says DNA connected Douglas
to Broxson.

Douglas was being held in jail without bond. His attorney's name
wasn't immediately known.

An employee of the power company found Jones' decomposed body on Nov. 29. She was believed to have been dead for about a week.

When investigators arrived, they discovered Broxson's body.

Authorities have not said how the women died.



The bodies of two women were found in a wooded area near Pensacola, but authorities are not yet releasing further details about the case.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says the bodies were found
Monday, Nov. 26 in an area next to the Gulf Power Co. substation. The
discovery was not announced until Tuesday, though, after a search
of the area was completed with cadaver dogs. No other remains were

One body was badly decomposed. Authorities have not yet released
the identities of the victims.

The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's

A Gulf Power spokeswoman declined to comment at the request of
the sheriff's office.

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