Tampa police investigate homicide after man found dead in BMW

The body was left inside a blue BMW found near Sligh Middle Magnet School, according to Tampa police.
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Published Dec. 8, 2020

TAMPA — A 38-year-old man was found dead in an abandoned blue BMW on Tuesday morning in Seminole Heights, according to Tampa police.

Officers were sent at 8:47 a.m. to investigate a report of an abandoned car in the 6800 block of Lyman Avenue, police said, near Sligh Middle Magnet School.

Inside, officers say they found the body of a man who had suffered upper body trauma.

The man was found after police responded to a call about the abandoned vehicle around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Tampa police did not release the name of the man or any other information about the case. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800-873–8477, send anonymous tips, video or photos to or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips app.