Woman Surprised to Find Dead Body in Her Trunk

Police say she's not a suspect
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2014 5:04 PM CDT
Woman Surprised to Find Dead Body in Her Trunk
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(Newser) – A California woman says she has no idea how a dead body wound up in the trunk of her Lexus. The Riverside woman says she'd thought the car smelled funny as she left work yesterday, but she stopped at Walmart thinking nothing of it. When she opened the trunk to put her shopping bags inside, she made the gruesome discovery. "She was freaking out," one witness tells CBS 2. "They had to put her in a squad car and take her home."

Witnesses say the woman recognized the man as a neighbor. "He was around the neighborhood last night," one witness says, "and the husband didn't like it. Told him to leave. And now she saw her neighbor in the trunk." Police initially considered the woman a person of interest and questioned her, but they now say she isn't a suspect, NBC LA reports. "It's very unusual," one police sergeant says. "I mean, we do get bodies in trunks. But to open it up and say they know him. And didn't know they were in there, that's unusual." (Read more California stories.)

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