Woman’s body found in Mo. police car

Posted on: 6:44 pm, July 15, 2013, by , updated on: 07:41pm, July 15, 2013

Leslie Wehmer

Leslie Wehmer (Courtesy: KTVI-TV)

BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, Mo. — Breckenridge Hills police have identified a woman found dead in the back of their unmarked traffic car.

The body of 41-year-old Leslie Wehmer was found slumped over in an unlocked car that was parked behind police headquarters on St. Charles Rock Road.

An officer discovered the body in an unmarked traffic car, with tinted windows, when he got into the car around 8 a.m. Monday to start his shift. At this point, it`s not clear how long it had been there.

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Relatives reported her missing a few days ago. They said police contacted them Monday morning saying a body had been found and results of a preliminary investigation suggest it could be their loved one.

Family members say Wehmer disappeared from her home about half a mile from the police department Thursday night.  But say they have no idea how she could have gotten here, in light of her health issues.

Wehmer`s uncle says family members searched the area all weekend without any signs of her. They`re puzzled as to how Wehmer could have ended up in back of a police vehicle if it is in fact her body.

Chief Hopkins said it is against policy to leave vehicles unlocked.

At this point, it is not clear how the woman’s body got into the police car.

Hopkins says there were no signs of trauma to the body.

The remains have been taken to the medical examiner in an effort to determine the cause of death.

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