WARREN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A report of a wrecked car leads to the discovery of a body in Warren County.
Indiana State Police said it happened Wednesday afternoon near County Roads 600 North and 900 East. Investigators said when troopers got there, they found a car with no one inside. About 120 yards away, they found the body.
Police discovered the car was a rental that had been reported stolen by the rental company. The woman who rented the car, Tracey Rutel, 51, of Indianapolis, was reported missing to the Muncie Police Department in August.
Lisha Rickey saw police and a wrecker on her way home from work. She said the area has always been really quiet.
"It was just kind of odd to know that there was something that close to us, just across the field and just kind of a strange happening," said Rickey.
According to State Police, the autopsy performed Thursday in Tippecanoe County was unable to determine the identity of the body or the cause of death. Investigators will now try to ID the body using dental records.
Anyone with information is asked to call Indiana State Police Detective Tom Minnicus at (765) 567-2125.
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