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.


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

Join the conversation on Facebook >>

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


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

For breaking news in California, follow VeronicaRochaLA on Twitter.


Small plane crash lands on Pomona roof; pilot taken to hospital

Torrance refinery unit to restart after major explosion; start-up to temporarily increase emissions

Man, 49, dies after being rescued from ocean at Venice Beach

The stories shaping California

Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.