MILWAUKEE, WI — A teenager’s body has been found in a vehicle that was towed from a crash scene last Thursday, June 1, in northwest Milwaukee, reports TMJ4.
The Milwaukee Police Department said officers were called to a tow lot at 3811 W. Lincoln Avenue on late Monday morning, June 5, just after 11:00 a.m.
The body, which was discovered on the floor of the back area of a significantly damaged SUV, is believed to be that of a 17-year-old boy. At this time, the victim’s cause of death has not been confirmed, but authorities said the vehicle was towed to the lot on June 1 following a crash.
On that same day, MPD officers had responded to an accident in the area of North 91st Street and West Fond du Lac Avenue at about 6:00 p.m. First responders arrived to find an SUV crashed against a tree. The vehicle, which was determined to be stolen, had sustained severe damage.
Officials said the driver, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to an area hospital and placed under custody. The damaged vehicle was then towed to the lot.
An investigation is underway as the MPD and Milwaukee DPW work to learn how the teen’s body was not found immediately after the accident. The oversight marks the second time within the last two years in Milwaukee that a body was discovered in a wrecked car after it had been towed to a lot. On January 9, 2022, a young woman’s remains were found in a vehicle that had been towed after a fiery crash in north Milwaukee.
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