Summerville police find body in car at gas station
SUMMERVILLE — Police are trying to determine why a man who was causing trouble at a gas station Sunday had a dead woman under a blanket in the back seat of a car.
Details from authorities were sparse. Police got a call about 7:30 a.m. that a man at the Shell gas station at 1330 North Main St. appeared to be intoxicated, according to Capt. Jon Rogers.
The gas station is on a busy thoroughfare between the Azalea Square shopping center and Interstate 26.
Police ran a check and found out the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant from another state. Rogers declined to say why the man was wanted.
Police also noticed the man had blood on his clothes.
They looked inside the car and found a woman’s body under a blanket, Rogers said.
The man was taken into custody because of the outstanding warrant, Rogers said. His name was not released.
There was no word on whether police charged him in connection with the woman’s death. Police also gave no clues how the woman got in the car or whether the car belonged to the man.
“Information will be released when available,” Rogers said.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said he had identified the woman but was not releasing her name or cause of death until he notified her family.
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