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Car with body in trunk driven to Tampa police station

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Car with body in trunk driven to police station

A man drove a Mercury Grand Marquis with a body in the trunk to a police station Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Just before 6 p.m., the District III headquarters at 3808 N 22nd St. was roped off. Traffic slowed as people gawked.

The body of a man remained in the trunk of the sedan as police investigated what they called a suspicious death. Police said the body appeared to have been dead for more than a day.

Police were waiting for a warrant before removing the body to send to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death.

Detectives were questioning the driver Tuesday evening.

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Boaters find missing man's body by Skyway

A missing 35-year-old man with schizophrenia was found dead in the water near the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

Boaters found the body of Bang Quoc Luong, 35, between Anna Maria Island and the bridge Saturday.

He had been missing since Nov. 7, when Pinellas County deputies said he walked away from his home on 58th Avenue N.

Luong, who suffered from schizophrenia and auditory hallucinations, had a history of wandering off, family members said, but he usually came home. Family members grew concerned when they could not find him at places he usually visited, deputies said.

Luong was not on his medications at the time of his disappearance, officials said.

Manatee County deputies said there was no sign of foul play.

It was not clear how Luong ended up as far south as Manatee County, officials said.

An autopsy is being performed.

Car with body in trunk driven to Tampa police station 11/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:16pm]
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