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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A body was found in the 4900 block of Fyler in St. Louis Monday at around 1pm.  Homicide detectives were called to the Auto Control Tow lot. They say the body was found in the back of a van by an employee.

Police say the van was towed to the lot in February 2015.  They say that there are no signs of trauma to the victim's body.  Homicide detectives say that the incident will be handled at the district level.

The victim's identity has not been released.  The cause of death is pending autopsy results. Police are still working this active investigation.

The tow yard is located near several car dealerships on south Kingshighway.