Body in van outside Wal-Mart may have been there a month

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a Wal-Mart parking lot inside a van that may have sat there unnoticed for several weeks.

Local news organizations report that authorities say the body was discovered by a worker Wednesday afternoon in a Dodge Grand Caravan at the West Melbourne store.

Police say the van was parked near the store’s garden center and had a weathered, temporary tag, possibly from Wisconsin.

West Melbourne police spokesman Capt. Richard Cordeau says surveillance video shows a vehicle pull in over a month ago in the same general area.

The woman’s identity has not been released. The medical examiner’s office will determine if foul play or some other issue played a role in her death.

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