On January 17, a middle-aged man was found dead in a private car parked on a road in Nanyang, Henan province, and morbidly enough, the car had been covered with multiple parking tickets before the body was finally seen in the back seat.
“It was found by the traffic police, and we have no idea how long it’s been since his death,” a witness told reporters. At around 9 a.m. a police officer found the car that had been repeatedly posted with parking tickets. He looked into the car and found a man lying in the back seat.
According to a local news report, the deceased man surnamed Li, 41, was in the oil business, mainly providing boiler burning oil to a local hotel.
On the evening of January 10, Li had apparently been calling friends crying for help, asking for 30,000 yuan, but when they arrived to the given location, they couldn’t find him or get ahold of him by cell phone. They then called the police.
The deceased man’s wife and family members rushed to the scene around 4 p.m. She said her husband didn’t drink and had no known enemies.
Police told reporters that a forensic team had performed a preliminary autopsy on the body, but there were no sign of struggle or obvious injury. They have yet to determine whether it is an accidental death or criminal case.
By Isabel Quan