JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office identified victims of a double murder that occurred over the weekend.

According to JSO, 17-year-old Denise Asakay Rickman and Judith Henry, 41, were found dead inside a home in the 5600 block of S. Shady Pine Street. The teen and a woman believed to be her mother were found dead just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday by a man who lives at the home. JSO Sgt. Dan Janson with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the man is related to the pair, but not by blood.

A neighbor and friend tells First Coast News Henry lived in the home with her boyfriend, daughter and stepson. We were also able to find out through court records that Henry was in the process of a divorce.

A promising student athlete with a bright future. That's how friends describe 17-year-old Rickman. Headed into her senior year, the Mandarin High School track star was found dead inside of her west side home Sunday.

"Denise had a bright future for her going to Mandarin. Track and field is a major sport here. She's so young. It's a tragedy," said former Mandarin HS Women's Tennis coach Larry Hedges. "I'm heartbroken."

Hedges' reaction is echoed throughout the community.

"It's a good neighborhood. Kids are outside playing around and then this happens. It's scary," said neighbor Jarev Bocolor.

Police say there's no indication that a gunman is on the loose, still neighbors are in fear.

"It could of been me. You never know. I feels sorry for the family," Bocolor said.

Friends of Rickman have taken to social media. Posting rest in peace for a mother and daughter murdered. . Wanting justice -- as limited information is revealed.

Next Wednesday some of Rickman's team members plan to hold a candlelight vigil for the 17-year-old and her mother. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Davis Middle School track-- where Rickman was once a student.

The home was burglarized earlier this month, but authorities aren't sure if that has anything to do with this investigation, they said.

Anyone who has any information relating to these murders is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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