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Body found in trunk of repossessed car

HORN LAKE, Miss. -- The Memphis Police Department has launched a death investigation after a woman's body was discovered in the trunk of a repossessed car.

Police told WREG the company, All-Star Recovery in Horn Lake, repossessed the vehicle from the 3500 block of Crow Road in Memphis overnight.

They eventually made the discovery as workers were going through the car, taking inventory.

Paula Cochran works next to All-Star.

"There was police and a fire truck and ambulances coming in and out, and then they put the yellow tape out you know."

Ariel Moore lives in a rooming house on Crow in North Memphis.

She said she saw the car parked a few days ago.

"My husband and I came in the house, and I told my husband, I said, 'You notice the car that's been parked down there' and he said 'Yeah, it's been down there for like three days.'"

Memphis police wouldn't give WREG details or a picture of the car, but Moore's husband said the one he saw looked like a gray Chevy Malibu.

"This morning a couple of police officers came, and they knocked on the door and asked us about the car. I was like 'Well, the car's been there three or four days and we seen someone standing down there, but we thought it was the the person who owned the car or stayed there.'"

Moore said knowing the car she saw could be connected to a crime is "devastating because it's right down the street."