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Woman rents car, finds corpse in the boot

July 24, 2022 | Comment icon 11 comments



An investigation into the man's death remains ongoing. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A woman from Ireland had been driving a rental car when she discovered something that made her blood run cold.
The woman, who was in her 20s, had rented out a car and was heading to the village of Mullinavat in County Kilkenny when she noticed a bad smell coming from inside the vehicle.

Upon stopping to investigate, she was shocked to discover a dead body in the boot of the car.

The deceased - a man in his 40s - had been reported missing and was believed to be the person who had rented out the vehicle immediately beforehand.

"She picked up the car at one of the GoCar depot spots and had just a short drive out to where she was heading, the village of Mullinavat, I'd say around five miles," one of the woman's close family members was quoted as saying.
"While she was driving she noticed a funny smell, she didn't know what it was, thought it smelled like gas and thought it might be coming from the car engine when she started the car."

"But it didn't go away and so she stopped the car when she got to Millivant and that's where she made the shocking discovery, there was the body of a dead man in the boot."

The rental company has since confirmed that it has been assisting the police in their investigation.

It remains unclear how the man died or how long he'd been lying in the boot before he was found.

Source: Buzz.ie | Comments (11)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by and then 18 days ago
We call them the "trunk".
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword 18 days ago
That would ruin your day 
Comment icon #4 Posted by NCC1701 18 days ago
That car will be sold at a bargain price.
Comment icon #5 Posted by tcgram 18 days ago
I'll bet she checks every rental car carefully from now on.....
Comment icon #6 Posted by glorybebe 18 days ago
Goes to show there wasn't a proper return inspection.  Poor lady 
Comment icon #7 Posted by susieice 18 days ago
You would think the car would be checked before being rented out again. If the victim was the last person to rent the car, who put him in the trunk?
Comment icon #8 Posted by jmccr8 17 days ago
Hi Susieice Maybe a disgruntled car rental employee and buddy ended up in the boot for being difficult.
Comment icon #9 Posted by and then 17 days ago
When my wife was in her Pathology Residency she was required to perform 30 autopsies prior to taking her final exams for certification.  One of the last was of a murder victim who'd been shot and hidden in the trunk of a car in summer.  It was the only one she ever complained about.  That vehicle was left parked in the most distant part of the parking area and they still couldn't avoid the odor  
Comment icon #10 Posted by smokeycat 17 days ago
If the man in the boot was the previous renter, who took the car back?
Comment icon #11 Posted by TashaMarie 15 days ago
    From the article -  GoCar GoCar is a self-service car rental company. The service allows you to rent cars for as little as an hour, using a booking system to reserve the vehicle and in-car technology to unlock the car and drive. Sounds to me like the car is dropped of at a spot and the next renter picks it up from there rather than returning it to a rental lot with employees ready to service it.  Still a lot of unanswered questions though.


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