LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – A man stunned to come across a woman’s body just steps from his front door.

“I’m looking and like ‘damn, that’s a body!’” said the man who does not want to be identified.

Images from Chopper 4 shows the body wrapped in a blanket in the parking lot of the Majestic Gardens Apartments just north of the Lauderhill Mall. The man who found her said her feet were tied up.

“It was tied at the feet,” he said. “It was tied like a knot, like you tying something on the bottom, it looked like wrapped around and tied right here and everything else covered up.”

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The witness said while the feet were tied the upper body appeared to be wrapped.

“It was wrapped around, like it’s personal, actually, because if you dump a body, you just dump it. This woman was wrapped, nobody wrap anything unless they cared about it,” he said.

Police have little to go on in their investigation.

According to the witness, the body was not there over the weekend; he walks the area daily and did not see it until just before eight in the morning.

People who live nearby are concerned, wondering how the person died or if they were killed by someone else.

“I just live up the road so that hit home. It’s just next door,” said Ingrid James, who lives nearby.

At this point, the chief tells CBS4 they are investigating this as a suspicious death simply because they have little information.

“The overall feeling is like a fear,” said James, “Cause you don’t know how the person got killed.”

Police are looking for information.  If you can help, call Lauderhill Police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Ted Scouten

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