Police: Body found in trunk outside popular Gwinnett spa

A body was found inside the trunk of a car in the parking lot of a Gwinnett County bathhouse and spa late Tuesday night, according to authorities.

The 911 call came in shortly before 11 p.m. to report a possible body inside a vehicle at the plaza on Gwinnett Place Drive, police said. The strip is home to multiple eateries and is anchored by Jeju Sauna, a popular 24-hour Korean bathhouse. A cafe next door is also open late.

When officers arrived, they confirmed a body was inside the trunk of a silver Jaguar sedan, officials said. Homicide detectives, investigators and the medical examiner’s office were called to process the scene.

Police said they “do not have information on how long the car has been at the location or the victim inside the car.”

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

Credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

The car was parked in a spot diagonal to the canopied entrance to the spa and directly across from the Atlanta Coliseum concert hall, according to Channel 2 Action News. No events appear to have been scheduled for Tuesday night. A large area of the parking lot was cordoned off for several hours as detectives carefully documented evidence, Channel 2 reported.

It is not clear what, if any, connection the 911 caller has to the vehicle.

Investigators have not said if they believe the discovery is tied to any of the businesses located in or near the plaza. No other details have been released by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,500, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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