Investigation: Body found in trunk of abandoned car

Investigation: Body found in trunk of abandoned car

POSTED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:56am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:10pm

The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating a dead body that was found in the trunk of an abandoned car.

Officials tell us the vehicle was reported to police shortly before 10:00 a.m. by an employee of a business located on the 4500 block of Evangeline Street. Officers arrived and searched the Dodge Challenger located in the parking lot of the business. When they opened the trunk, they found the body of a male. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The body did have trauma, but we’re unable to determine manner of death at this time,” Cpl. Tommy Stubbs, Baton Rouge Police Department, said. “We have no suspects or motives at this time.”

The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

Details are limited at this time. However, we will continue to update this link as information becomes available.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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