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VOL. 133 | NO. 29 | Thursday, February 8, 2018

Body Found in Impounded Van 7 Weeks After Memphis Shooting

The Associated Press

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee say a dead man's body remained undetected in an impounded van for seven weeks.

Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings called Monday's belated discovery "unacceptable" and said an internal investigation has been opened.

Rallings said robbers opened fire on the van after two men resisted robbery Dec. 18. The 47-year-old driver was shot multiple times, but the 55-year-old passenger was uninjured. Both men had told police that they were the only ones in the vehicle at the time.

News outlets report the car was impounded as evidence. The yet unidentified man's body was found with a gunshot wound in the backseat when the driver came to pick up his vehicle Monday.

Rallings says an autopsy will determine if the man could've survived had he been found sooner.

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PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511