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Body found in car in North Miami Beach identified as 24-year-old woman

Police say no signs of obvious trauma to Jezebel Santiago's body

Jezebel Santiago was found dead in the front passenger seat of her Volkswagen Jetta in North Miami Beach.
Jezebel Santiago was found dead in the front passenger seat of her Volkswagen Jetta in North Miami Beach.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police have identified a woman whose body was found in a car in North Miami Beach.

North Miami Beach police said Jezebel Santiago, 24, was found dead Tuesday in the front passenger seat of her Volkswagen Jetta parked on the side of Northeast 157th Street.

Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma to Santiago's body.

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Investigators believe the car may have been there since Sunday morning. They said Santiago last had contact with a family member Saturday evening.

The car was towed to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner's office for examination, and an autopsy is being performed to determine a cause of death.

Anyone with information about her death is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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