The body found in a parked car Thursday has been identified as that of a missing Auburn man. Police suspect foul play.
A body found in the trunk of a parked car in Auburn on Thursday has been identified as missing person Hector Antonio Galeano, according to Auburn police.
The cause of death has not been determined, and police are investigating the case as a possible homicide, according to a social-media post by the Auburn Police Department.
Galeano, 27, was last seen at a friend’s house at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, according to police. He left the house, and his car was captured on video driving into the Lakeland Hills Community Center parking lot around midnight.
Police believe the car, with Galeano’s body in it, was driven to the lot by an unknown person, who parked it and left. Galeano’s father reported him missing on Wednesday. The car sat in the lot with its trunk open until police were called Thursday morning and discovered the body wrapped in carpet.
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Police and the Pierce County Medical Examiner are not releasing further information at this time.