*Update on body in trunk of car
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The Medical Examiner is currently conducting the autopsy on the body of the man found in the trunk of the car to determine the cause of death. There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body. Due to the body’s state of decomposition, identification is taking longer than normal, but detectives hope to have a confirmed identity today.
Tampa Police dispatch received a 911 call at 4:40 p.m. on 11/15 from a man who said he was on his way to District 3 headquarters with a body in the truck of the Mercury Grand Marquis. Once he arrived, he honked the horn and an officer was waiting. When the officer opened the trunk, she saw the body. Detectives are currently interviewing the driver of the vehicle. They are waiting for a search warrant to gain access to the trunk and the vehicle. It is not clear at this time if this is a homicide or some other type of death investigation.
If there are any updates or arrests this evening, I will send them out via Media Alert.