A missing Alabama woman’s body has been found in an unoccupied police van — prompting questions about her death and how she could go undetected as authorities were searching for her.
Christina Nance, 29, was discovered dead in a prisoner transport van Oct. 7, five days after she was reported missing, Deputy Police Chief DeWayne McCarver said.
The vehicle was parked at a public safety complex in Huntsville.
“The officer noticed shoes next to the van and approached, discovering Ms. Nance’s body inside. Windows on the van were observed to be opened and on this type of van they popped outward,” McCarver said on Friday at a press conference, CNN reported.
No cause of death has been determined, but preliminary autopsy results didn’t indicate that there was any foul play or bodily trauma.
“The official cause of death will be ruled by the state medical examiner once additional studies, including toxicology, are complete,” police said.
Police released surveillance footage of a woman believed to be Nance wandering through the parking lot on Sept. 25, then appearing to enter the van.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Jackie Salo