Body Left in Northern California Parking Lot for Months

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 10, 2016 Updated: February 10, 2016

MARINA, Calif.—Investigators say the body of a young woman was left in a Northern California parking lot for three months before it was noticed.

KSBW-TV reports ( that 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was found dead inside her car in a Walmart store in Salinas on Feb. 3.

She was last seen alive in Seaside on Nov. 13; the same day she left a rehab center.

Salinas police officers said Moss’ death was likely a suicide.

Police say Moss’s car had dark-tinted windows and a sunshade over the dashboard making it hard to spot anyone inside. Walmart’s security cameras only went back to December, but footage showed the car in the same parking spot at that time.

A Walmart spokesman says they do not have personnel patrolling overnight, but they do have 24-hour surveillance cameras.