Decomposing body found in Palm Bay Walmart parking lot
Homicide not currently suspected
PALM BAY, Fla. – Palm Bay police do not currently suspect homicide was involved with a dead body found this morning in the parking lot of the Walmart on Malabar Road.
A Walmart employee called police around 10 a.m. to report a body in a two-door Honda Civic parked in the lot. A Palm Bay police spokesman said the body may have been there as long as four days, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
The spokesman said police did not yet suspect homicide, though a medical examiner was on the scene.
Palm Bay police said the body was identified as that of Nicolis Mangano, 24.
This is the fourth time in less than three years a dead body has been found in a Walmart lot or in the lot of a shopping center with a Walmart.
West Melbourne police responded to find a dead woman in a minivan parked at the Palm Bay Road Walmart in November. The first was a man found in an SUV at the Viera Walmart in March 2015.
In July 2015, the body of a deceased man in a sedan was found in the shopping center at A1A and the Eau Gallie causeway that includes a Walmart.
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