Following an accident in the Jacksonville, Florida area in 2004, My elderly Uncle & his wife entrusted their motorhome for repairs to Mr. Wayne Murphy of Jacksonville RV Service Center. After very little correspondence from Mr. Murphy, My uncle had to put this matter on the back burner because of my Aunt's declining health. The last that he spoke with Mr. Murphy was to ask him to try and sell the motorhome for him as he was unable to leave my Aunt to travel and retrieve the motorhome. He has not been contacted by Mr. Murphy to this date as to the whereabouts of this vehicle or if it has been sold.
My uncle still holds the title to this motorhome and has maintained a Maryland tag and registration. All of the numbers that were available to my uncle concerning this business have been disconnected.
My husband & I live in the North Florida area and upon my Aunt's recent passing, we were contacted by my uncle asking us to please make a trip to Jacksonville to see if we could find his motorhome. He is trying to settle her estate and the motorhome was titled jointly.
We made the trip on 6/23/08 and although there were several motorhomes at the abandoned business, none of them were my uncle's. We took pictures of the place and talked with a neighboring business as well as a Jacksonville police officer. No one could tell us anything as to the whereabouts of the previous owner(Wayne Murphy)or where any other motorhomes might be stored. It was suggested that my uncle file a stolen vehicle report with his insurance company.
My husband & passed this information along to my uncle in Maryland who is contacting the DMV in Maryland as to the next course of action. What a shame that a business can just take something from someone and it just disappears. Shame on you Wayne Murphy/Jacksonville RV Service Center for taking advantage of an elderly, out-of -state person!
Live Oak, Florida