Body found in van parked in front of Meadow Wood apartments
Medical Examiner working to identify body
Originally published April 2, 2012 at 4:56 p.m., updated April 2, 2012 at 8:37 p.m.
Clark County sheriff’s deputies and the medical examiner are investigating the case of a body found in a van about noon Monday.
It was parked in front of the Meadow Wood Apartments at 6811 N.E. 121st Ave., said Sgt. Craig Randall.
The body was first seen by a pedestrian who saw masses of flies swarming inside the van’s windows.
That person looked in a window, saw feet and alerted deputies, Randall said.
To get inside, a deputy reached inside a wing window and unlocked the door.
If the body is that of who deputies believe it is, the dead man had been served with a restraining order that said he could not return to his home. It is believed he’d been living in the full-size white van, Randall said.
A resident of the large apartment complex said the van had been parked there about two months. The Orchards-area apartment complex has more than 300 units.
Once the body is identified, officials will notify family members before releasing the name.
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