An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in the trunk of a car at a Philadelphia towing company Tuesday afternoon.
The body of the unidentified woman was discovered in the trunk of a silver Dodge Charger at Superior Automotive on the 5000 block of Merion Avenue at 2:21 p.m.
Police have not yet determined the woman’s identity or a cause of death. A weapon has not been recovered.
The man who found the body told NBC10 the car was towed to the company a few days prior. While he had noticed a foul odor, he said he often smelled garbage in the area and didn't think much of it at first. He discovered the body while cleaning out the car.
Andrew Jones told NBC10 he also noticed the smell when he was at a mechanic next door on Monday.
"It smelled that bad," Jones said. "I know trash doesn't smell like that. You know what I mean?"
Philadelphia police have not revealed where the car was initially towed from. They continue to investigate.
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The incident was the third time in less than two months in which a woman's body was found in Philadelphia. On July 15 a woman was found dead in a tote bag in South Philadelphia. On June 11 a woman was found dead in a suitcase in Kensington.
Police told NBC10 at this point there are no known connections between any of the incidents.