Police discovered the body of a missing woman inside a U-Haul truck in California. Employees of the truck rental company in Fullerton on Wednesday found human remains while emptying and checking a truck that was delivered late, Shane Carringer, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told PEOPLE.
The truck was reportedly not delivered on time and had to be towed back to the U-Haul office. When the vehicle arrived, it still had some things inside, including the remains of a woman that were wrapped in cardboard and plastic, KTLA reported.
Authorities announced Friday that the body has been identified and belongs to Ashley Manning, a 29-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family in November. After conducting an autopsy, the medical examiner revealed that it was Manning, but the cause of her death has not yet been determined. Carringer added that detectives are investigating the case as if it were a homicide. So far, no suspect in the crime has been reported.
In a Facebook post last month, Manning's sister was asking for help finding the young woman, who was last seen alive on November 12. According to KTLA, her sister confirmed the sad news on Friday, writing on her social networks the following message: "As a family we are trying to overcome this tragedy and this extremely difficult time." Police revealed that the circumstances of the case were "suspicious," CNN reported. It is unknown how long the body had been hidden inside U-Haul's truck. The investigation continues.
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