Police were called Saturday to the Marco’s Pizza at 3300 Centerville Highway when Purcell’s co-workers noticed that his car, which normally was parked behind the restaurant, was missing. Also, some of Purcell’s belongings were found in the parking lot. Purcell was homeless and living out of the vehicle he was found in, Flynn said.
The victim was last seen Thursday in the parking lot of the business. He was known to sleep in his vehicle on nights before he worked, Flynn said.