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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.

A woman’s body was found in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon at a Pittsfield dealership, according to information provided by a state police spokesman and media reports.

State police detectives went to Varney Chevrolet on Somerset Avenue as of 4 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The woman’s body was discovered in the trunk of a Chevrolet Malibu that had been towed from a Walmart in Palmyra to the Pittsfield dealership, according to WCSH-TV, Channel 6.

Authorities had not identified the woman by 7:45 a.m. Saturday. The state medical examiner’s office will likely perform an autopsy on Saturday.

The vehicle was towed to the State Police Crime Lab in Augusta, where it will be examined for further clues.

A receptionist at the dealership declined to comment when reached by telephone.

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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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