Body found in trunk of abandoned vehicle in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in a car trunk along a highway.

According to Sheriff Gary Toelke, the body was discovered inside an abandoned car around 2:50 p.m. on Parshall Road near Highway AE, between the cities of Sullivan and Gerld.

The body was taken to the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an official cause of death. Meanwhile, the vehicle was impounded and taken to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for further examination.