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Body found in car trunk on a residential Roseville street

Roseville police are investigating the death of an individual whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle in a residential area Monday morning.
Roseville police are investigating the death of an individual whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle in a residential area Monday morning.

Roseville police are investigating the death of an individual whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle in a residential area Monday morning.

Dee Dee Gunther, Roseville Police Department spokesman, said officers went to the 1500 block of Gerry Way about 7:20 a.m. after neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. Officers found an adult dead in the trunk.

Gunther said the case is being investigated as a homicide. Police are not releasing information on the gender or age of the individual, pending identification by the Placer County coroner.

Neighbors thought the vehicle might have been at the location for about a week, but investigators have not confirmed that, Gunther said.

The 1500 block of Gerry Way remained cordoned off late Monday morning due to the investigation, she said.

This is the second Roseville police investigation in four days involving a person found dead inside a vehicle.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, police and fire department paramedics were called to the Roseville Square shopping center after a passerby noticed a man who appeared to be unconscious in the front seat of a vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene. Gunther said the man was identified as 24-year-old Anthony Louis Moore Jr. of Sacramento.

There were no signs of trauma, and the cause of death has not been determined, she said.

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