OAKLAND -- Police are investigating after a decomposing body was found Sunday afternoon in the back of a car near the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center in the city's Eastmont neighborhood.

The body was found around 5 p.m. in a car near the intersection of Ritchie and Olive streets, according to Oakland police Officer Cynthia Espinoza. The body, which was wrapped up in some kind of cloth, "appeared to have been there for a while," she said.

The cause of death and identity of the person were not immediately known.

Contact Daniel M. Jimenez at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/DMJreports.




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