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OC Sheriff's Investigator Found Dead in Unmarked Car

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An on-duty Orange County sheriff's investigator was found dead in the driver's seat of an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria in Aliso Viejo on Wednesday.

The veteran investigator's body was found about 2:30 p.m. in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria parked in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 26700 block of Aliso Creek Road near Enterprise. Blood covered the front seat. -- OC Register

Early news reports described a "body ... discovered ... in the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz." It is unclear whether the man was killed or committed suicide. An investigation is ongoing, according to Susan Schroeder of the Orange County District Attorney's Office. As we reported earlier, Jason Jesus Gomez, the 35-year-old inmate who was comatose for one week after being Tasered by OC sheriff's deputies, was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

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Photo of unrelated Crown Vic by Robert Whitlock via flickr.