Mechanic finds body in trunk while working on car

Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 23:29:54-05

PITTSFIELD, Maine – An auto mechanic at a Maine dealership found a body in the trunk of a car Friday, according to state police.

An employee of Varney Chevrolet on Somerset Avenue made the grisly find, and detectives responded around 4 p.m., according to the Bangor Daily News.

The car had apparently been abandoned in the parking lot of a Walmart store and taken to the dealership, according to WFVX.

Officials have not identified the body found in the car, but WFVX reports that the person was a woman.

It’s not clear what happened to the woman and the cause of death is not known, pending a full autopsy.