Calif. woman found dead in Walmart parking lot, may have been in car for SINCE DECEMBER

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A California woman was dead in a Walmart parking lot for three months before someone noticed her corpse, authorities said.

Lauren Jessie Moss, 22, was reported missing since November, when she was last seen leaving a rehab center, KSBW reported.

It wasn’t until Feb. 3, months later, when a Walmart employee noticed Moss’s dead body in her Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot. The employee originally approached the car when she noticed it had been in the same spot for several weeks.

The car, covered in dark windows and masked by a sunshade over the dashboard made it difficult for anyone to notice there was a corpse inside, Salinas police said.

Security footage from the Walmart showed that the car had been in the exact same spot since December, the earliest date surveillance had archived.

Her sister told reporters that Moss left a suicide note behind for family, and a drug needle was found in the vehicle.

Police have performed an autopsy, but a cause of death has yet to be determined. Officers suspect the woman’s death was a suicide.

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