Body found in trunk of missing woman's abandoned vehicle

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:20am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 8:01pm

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of an abandoned vehicle that belongs to a missing woman, which also turned out to have a body in the trunk.

Adrian Denise Thornton, 59, of Fort Worth, was last seen on June 1. She was reported as disappearing under suspicious circumstances more than two months ago. Authorities at that time say they had reason to believe she was in the Falls County area.

The car that was discovered is a 1997 Lincoln Town Car, which belongs to Thornton. A passerby noticed the car on Sunday, sitting in a wooded area on County Road 414, just north of Highway 7. When authorities took the car in for investigation, that's when they discovered the badly decomposed body in the trunk.

At this time, authorities do not know if the body belongs to Thornton. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death and the body's identity.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

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