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Police investigating decomposing body found in car in West Hartford

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West Hartford Police are investigating a decomposing body found in a car in Corbin's Corner.

According to police, they believe this person might be linked to a missing persons case out of Farmington. 

"It's and active investigation. It's suspicious in nature as far as we're concerned right now," said Sgt. Eric Rocheleau of the West Hartford Police Department. 

A customer that was at Corbin's Corner called police with a strange and scary story. 

"There was a foul odor coming from the car and they believe they found a body inside," Rocheleau said. 

According to police, right now they don't even know the age or gender of the person let alone how they died. 

"Obviously there's a million different reason that person could have ended up there. It could be a medical condition, it could be a suicide, it could be a murder," Rocheleau said. 

The red Honda Civic that the body was found in has Georgia license plates, which may be connected to the Farmington man who disappeared several weeks ago. 

"That car was involved was reported as being missing, along with the person connected to that car," Rocheleau said. 

People who live nearby still can't believe what's inside the car. 

"That's pretty crazy because I live right down the street and I work at the mall across the street," said Stacy Brenner. 

An employee at one of the stores in Corbin's Corner told Eyewitness News that surveillance video shows the Honda was in the parking lot for at least a week and a half, but police have not confirmed that information. 

The medical examiner is on the scene and will do an autopsy on the body. Police have not identified the person at this time. 

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available. 

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