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Man Charged With Dumping Woman's Body in Trunk of Car Parked Outside South Jersey Hotel

Prosecutors charged a Philadelphia man with leaving a woman's body in the truck of a sedan parked outside a South Jersey hotel.

Jesus Garcia is accused of dumping the yet-to-be identified woman's body in a white four-door sedan outside the Quality Inn along Route 38 on Maple Shade, New Jersey late Sunday.

The Burlington County Prosecutors Office revealed Monday afternoon that Garcia, 41, of E Wellens Avenue in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood, was in possession of the car when police arrested him just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi and Maple Shade Police Chief Gary Gubbei announced one count of concealing human remains against Garcia. The Philadelphia man was sent to county jail unable to post $150,000.

Police didn’t reveal further details outside of calling the death suspicious and possibly a case of murder.

Hotel guests told NBC10.com that police went door to door around 2 a.m. Monday asking if anyone had heard or seen anything. Around 6 a.m., a tow truck took the car from the scene and police reopened the parking lot.

Garcia could face more charges once an autopsy is completed.

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