Guys take car with "Free Car" sign for a drive, find a body in the trunk

Two men in Mississippi found a parked car with a "free car" sign on it. The key was in the car. They hopped in and drove the car about 30 miles to a relative's house. When they opened the trunk, they found a body inside.

Copiah County coroner Ellis Stuart said the body had been in the trunk for several days and had no clothes.


The manager of Starz Auto Sales, the junkyard Errington referred to, is named Dan Peacock. Peacock said he passed by the car a number of times Saturday. But by Sunday, it was gone.

"[I] never stopped and looked or anything, but I knew it was kind of unusual," Peacock said. "I figured somebody was driving down here to sell it. We buy a bunch of cars. I figured somebody was driving down to sell it, and it quit on them or something. Just never dawned on me that something like that went on."

"I wish I would have looked into it further," Peacock said. "I might've been able to help them a little bit further with it, but I just never stopped and looked at it. If I had stopped and looked at it, I would've probably tripped. I would've probably flipped out if I had stopped and seen something like that."

The lesson here: next time make a sign that says, "free car, but don't open the trunk"

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