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Man’s body found in trunk of car parked at Ontario Mills Mall

Body found outside Ontario Mills Mall

The body of a man was found in a car at Ontario Mills Mall on Monday morning, police said.

(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

The body of a man was found Monday in the trunk of a car parked at Ontario Mills Mall, police said.

Security workers notified police after spotting a “suspicious vehicle parked in the lot” with South Carolina license plates, according to Sgt. Jeff Higbee, spokesman for the Ontario Police Department. A strong odor was also coming from the car.

Officers opened the trunk and discovered the body.

The license plates were registered to a man who was reported missing in South Carolina, Higbee said.

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It was unclear Monday whether the body was that of the missing man.

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Detectives found no signs of foul play or visible injuries, he said. Investigators believe the death is a possible suicide, Higbee said.

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San Bernardino County coroner’s officials were at the scene Monday and examined the car.

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