Decomposing body of woman found in Walmart parking lot


Walmart store (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police launched an investigation after the decomposing body of a woman was found in a Walmart parking lot, according to police in Florida.

West Melbourne police said that the body of 53-year-old Jyll Elaine Shultis, was found inside her white Dodge Caravan, which she used as her home.

The Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office took possession of the body for an autopsy in order to determine the cause of death.

Police found no signs of trauma on the body, and they do not suspect foul play at this point. According to video surveillance, the van had been in the Walmart parking lot on Palm Bay Road, for about six weeks.

The body was discovered on Wednesday, after someone called police to report a foul odor come from the van. Investigators believe that Shultis was dead for some time.