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Missing Florida man found murdered in car trunk

December 14, 2018

MIAMI (AP) — A missing Florida Keys man has been found dead inside the trunk of his car, and a murder suspect has been arrested.

The Miami-Dade Police Department says the missing man’s brother called deputies after he spotted his brother’s car in the parking lot of a Walmart in Miami on Thursday.

Officers searched the vehicle and found the body of the man’s brother. The victim had been missing since Wednesday.

A police report says the body of 39-year-old Jose Munoz was wrapped in plastic and there were blood stains in the trunk.

The car’s driver, Justin Earnshaw, was detained and later told detectives that he had become irate with Munoz at a hotel and had punched and strangled him.

Earnshaw is charged with second-degree murder. Court records show no attorney for him.

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