Body, apparently shot, found in car trunk

Posted: July 20, 2007

The partially decomposed body of a man apparently shot in the head was found yesterday in the trunk of a car in West Philadelphia, police said.

The car, with license plates registered to an address in North Jersey, had been abandoned in the lot of an auto-repair shop at 54th Street and Lancaster Avenue, police said. An odor prompted employees to call police after 8 a.m.

The car was taken, with the unidentified body inside, to the Medical Examiner's Office in University City, officials said.

The car may have been in the lot since Saturday, investigators said. - Joseph A. Gambardello

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