Police: Decaying body found in van at Walmart in Florida

Posted at 5:11 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 09:35:32-04

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a decaying body has been found inside a van parked at a Walmart in Central Florida.

Reports show that the unidentified body was discovered Friday night. Officers had been called out to investigate the suspicious vehicle following complaints about a strong odor in the store's parking lot.

Florida Today reports the body may have been a homeless man. One witness told officers that a man who was seen with the van had not been spotted in a week.

It is unclear who the van's owner is or how long the body was inside.

An investigation is ongoing.