- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - A decomposed body has been found in a non-operational car in Alabama.

Capt. Steve Arthur with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets the body was found in a vehicle parked behind a vacant building in Bay Minette on Thursday afternoon, following reports of a bad odor coming from the area.

Arthur says a Bay Minette police officer discovered the body inside a white, two-door car covered with a tarp. The car was not in running condition, sitting on blocks with the hood and engine components missing.

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The body was taken to the Mobile Department of Forensics for an autopsy and positive identification. Arthur said it appeared the body had been in the car for a long period of time.

He says the cause of death is currently unknown.

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