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Police identify woman’s body found in trunk of car at Maine dealership

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Location of Varney's Chevrolet on Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield, where a body was reportedly found in a trunk on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Updated:

Maine State Police on Saturday identified the body found Friday in the trunk of a car as Jenna French, 30, of Pittsfield.

French was last seen Tuesday, and her grandmother reported her missing on Thursday, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

[Woman’s body found in trunk of car at Maine dealership]

Investigators report no signs of foul play, but they await further results from a medical examiner’s autopsy to determine the cause of French’s death.

Her body was found in the trunk of a Chevrolet Malibu that had been towed from a Walmart in Palmyra to the Varney auto dealership in Pittsfield. Relatives found her vehicle in the Walmart parking lot Friday morning and had it towed to the dealership because they had no keys to the vehicle, McCausland said.

No further information about French or the incident was available Saturday afternoon.

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Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the person who found the woman's body. It was a friend of the woman's family, not a mechanic, according to a later report from the Maine State Police.


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