Suspect held in death of man in car trunk

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Tampa say they suspect a 35-year-old man played some role in the death of an elderly real estate developer whose body was driven to the sheriff’s office in the trunk of a car.

The sheriff’s office said Thursday that James Monroe Sheets II was arrested and charged with stealing a car belonging to the victim, 79-year-old Henry Shell. An unidentified person drove Shell’s Mercury Grand Marquis to a sheriff’s station Tuesday with his dead body in the trunk. The medical examiner is still trying to figure out what happened to him.

They haven’t charged Sheets and are still looking for witnesses who may have seen them together.

Sheets is being held without bond on auto theft and other charges. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney yet.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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