Body removed from vehicle near Wilkes-Barre hotel parking lot

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — Police are investigating after a body was discovered in a vehicle near a hotel parking lot in Wilkes-Barre Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to a lot near the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Kidder Street around 3 p.m. Thursday. The body was discovered in a tan truck in the parking lot. An eyewitness, who was working nearby, told Eyewitness News he saw what looked like a foot hanging out of the truck. Then a police officer showed up.

“He went to the truck and kicked the leg and it didn’t move. So he ran around to the other side and looked in the passenger side and came back around and kicked the leg again, and it didn’t move. So he went back to his vehicle and you could see him radio it in,” eyewitness John Yonke of Jermyn said.

Investigators aren’t saying much about how the person may have died or who it may be. We will bring you more details as they become available.

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