Body found in trunk of car

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 19, 2018 - 10:39 am

A nasty smell led investigators to a dead body in the trunk of a car.

"An officer was flagged down by a citizen who advised of a vehicle parked at the location with a foul odor and flies coming from it," according to the NOPD Major Offense Log.

Authorities say that the officer got a warrant to search the vehicle.

"NOFD made entry and discovered a body inside the trunk."

The cause of death was not immediately apparent, so they listed the death as unclassified.

Coroner's investigators will work to determine how the person died and try to identify them.

The car was parked at North Miro and Benton Street in the Ninth Ward.

No further information was provided.

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