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Body found wrapped in blanket in Lauderhill, police say

Woman found dead in blanket at end of parking lot

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – The body of a woman was discovered Monday morning wrapped in a blanket in Lauderhill, authorities said.

According to Lauderhill police, officers responded to an apartment complex at 4043 NW 16th St. shortly after 7:30 a.m. regarding a death investigation.

Police said the victim was found dead and wrapped in a blanket at the end of the parking lot.

A neighbor who found the body told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that he was on his morning walk when he stumbled upon the body.

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"I'm like, 'Whoa! What is that?' Because I though it was like a tarp or something," he said.

The man, who did not want to be identified, said he walked closer and realized that it wasn't a tarp, but a blanket. When he looked more closely, he said he saw hair sticking out.

"Then I'm looking and I'm like, 'Damn, that's a body!"

The neighbor said he noticed the blanket was tied at the victim's feet and wrapped loosely around the rest of her body. 

He said he rushed back home and called police, who spent hours at the scene searching for evidence.

"I just live up the road so it hit home, you know?" another neighbor, Ingrid James, said. 

The sight was enough to spook neighbors like James, who just moved to the area a few months ago.

"The overall feeling is, like a fear, because you don't know how the person got killed," James said. 

The identity of the victim and cause of death have not been released. 

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective Kaela Allison at 954-497-4711 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
 


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