Decomposed body found in car truck identified as missing man

A decomposed body found in a car trunk in Alabama has been identified as a man who has been missing for weeks.

Posted: May 2, 2018 10:58 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A decomposed body found in a car trunk in Alabama has been identified as a man who has been missing for weeks.

Birmingham Police say the body is 47-year-old Michael Steven Matthew. AL.com reports his death has been ruled a homicide and an investigation is underway. Matthew was last seen at his apartment in early April. A missing person's report was filed April 9.

When police asked for help finding Matthew on April 27 they said he was considered to be endangered because he was diabetic and did not have his medication with him. Hours later, an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The officer found the car belonged to Matthew, who was dead in its trunk.

Matthew's cause of death hasn't been released.

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