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Woman Flips Out In Walmart Parking Lot After Finding Body Of Neighbor In Her Trunk

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A woman opened her trunk at a Wal-Mart only to find a decomposing body of a man she knew.

The woman made a disturbing discovery on Saturday. She noticed an odd smell coming from her 1999 Lexus after work at about 4 p.m. and stopped at a Wal-Mart in Riverside to shop, then figure out what was causing the smell, City News Service reports. When she returned to her Lexus around 4:40 p.m., she opened the trunk and found the body of 33-year-old Miguel Angel Perez inside. She then called the police.

While police say the woman recognized Perez as someone who lived in her neighborhood, he was not a member of her family and they do not consider her a suspect. They do believe that the body was already in her trunk when she left for work in Pomona on Saturday morning. A witness told CBS that she was "freaking out."

Riverside Police Sgt. Dave Amador called the case "unusual," NBC LA reports.

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"We do get bodies in trunks, but when they open it up and say they know them and didn't know they were in there, that's unusual," he said.

With temps are high as they were this weekend, Amador said it wouldn't take long for a body to decompose.