A body was discovered in a stolen vehicle behind an Alamo shopping center after a passerby reported that a man inside had not moved for an extended period of time.
Last month, on the morning of May 12th, deputies from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s office were dispatched to a call of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard in Alamo. An employee of a nearby business had reported that a man inside a vehicle parked behind the Stone Valley Shopping Center had not moved for an extended period of time.
Upon arrival, deputies located a person who appeared to be sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle. Deputies accessed the vehicle and discovered the man inside was deceased. It was also discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen in the city of Concord.
According to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jimmy Lee, the man was later identified as 38-year-old Shawn Reineck of Concord.
Lee says that detectives determined that Reineck matched the description of the suspect who stole the vehicle, which was believed to have been in the parking lot for several days already. There was no sign of foul play or trauma to Reineck’s body. The cause of death is awaiting the results of toxicology tests.
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