'Badly decomposed body' found inside pickup truck near Delray Beach

Workers smell foul odor coming from truck in wooded area

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

A badly decomposed body was found in a pickup truck west of Delray Beach.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A decomposed body was found Friday morning inside a pickup truck near Delray Beach.

The discovery was made shortly after 10 a.m. in a wooded area near Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said workers smelled a foul odor coming from the pickup truck and called 911.

Barbera said that when deputies arrived, they discovered a "badly decomposed body" inside the truck.

Detectives are investigating how long the pickup truck and the body had been there.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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