Police discovered what is believed to be additional remains of Kelsey Abigail Williams, a 26-year-old Jacksonville woman, in a burned-out van today.

Today’s discovery came after a Wellington resident contacted police when he found the van in the edge of the woods on his property in the 1400 block of Pine Ridge Road, according to Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown.

“We did find a secondary crime scene today,” Brown said. “The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and JSU’s applied forensics team is working to process the scene now.”

The newly discovered remains were badly burned, the coroner said.

Brown said that while it is likely the remains belong to Williams, they will be sent off for positive identification.

“We’re just glad that someone was able to find the scene,” Brown said.

Diggs told The Star last week that one suspect in the homicide is already in custody on unrelated gun charges. Diggs said, however, that multiple people may have been involved in the crime.

Williams died of blunt-force trauma to the head, according to the autopsy report.

Before today’s developments, police had been searching for a white 2003 Chrysler Voyager in relation to the Williams case, a description consistent with the van found in Wellington.


Star Staff Writer Lee Hedgepeth: 256-600-2463. On Twitter: @lhedgepeth_star