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Woman found dead in car parked outside California Wal-Mart had reportedly been there for months

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 19:25:15-05

MARINA, Calif. — The body of a young woman has reportedly been found in a Wal-Mart parking lot in California, and police believe the woman was in the vehicle for at least two months before anyone spotted her.

According to KSBW, 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was found inside a silver Volkswagen Jetta parked outside of a Wal-Mart in Salinas, California. The woman was reportedly last seen alive on November 13 after she left a rehab center.

The woman was reported missing after she left that rehab center, but she wasn’t located until February 3, when employees at the store noticed the body. The interior of the car was partially shielded from view by dark-tinted windows and a sunshade.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, but KSBW reports police believe it is likely a case of suicide.

KSBW reports surveillance footage dating back to December showed the Jetta sitting in the same spot as it was in when the body was found in February.