HORN LAKE, Miss. (localmemphis.com) - A woman's body was found in the trunk of a car in Horn Lake, Mississippi, after the car was repossessed in north Memphis.
Investigators with Memphis police tell us the African-American woman had been in the trunk for several days.
The car is a gray Chevy Malibu. It was brought to All Star Recovery on Pasadena off Highway 51 in Horn Lake. They were processing the car and going through it to inventory everything, and that's when they found the body in the trunk.
The car was repossessed from a vacant lot on Crow Road near Chelsea and Highland in north Memphis.
The body was sent back to Memphis and investigators there are handling the case.
Residents on Crow Road said they noticed the car a few days ago. And when they walked by it, they smelled something bad. They just can't believe it was a body.
"It's a little nerve racking,” says Johnathan Wood, “We've been walking past it like it was nothing. Just, It's messed up."
MPD isn't saying who the woman is or how she died.