Body found in car parked on church parking lot

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FERGUSON, MO. (KPLR) - Ferguson Police and fire crews continued to clean up a scene in the parking lot of the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at Carson and Dade.

Investigators say the body of a man was found in the back seat of a car on Saturday. Neighbors smelled the body and called it in to authorities. Pastor Alonzo Adams says the left over scent was so bad he had crews do a second sweep of the scene.  The car and body had been in the parking lot since July 4th.

"It’s nothing new people are found in the neighborhood all the time we see homicides. People are unrespectful and unremorseful today. It was just sad they brought this type of thing to the church." said Adams

At this point police are calling it a suspicious death. Were also told that two people were seen leaving the car in the parking lot. Now investigators are waiting for autopsy results and looking for leads. As for the name of the victim or possible suspects none have been released. One thing is certain Pastor Adams and the members of his church will continue to do what they can to bring peace to their community.

"It was somebody`s daddy somebody`s son. That is our daily prayer for the bereaved and even for those who committed the crime they need the prayer more than the victim themselves." he said

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