AUBURN, WA. (THECOUNT) — Hector Antonio Galeano has been identified as the victim found dead, wrapped in carpet, in the truck of an Auburn, WA, vehicle Friday.

Police say, Galeano, 27, was found wrapped in carpet in the trunk of a car in Auburn. He had been reported missing on Wednesday and was last seen departing a friend’s house at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.


Galeano’s vehicle was captured on video driving into the parking lot of the Auburn Community Event Center, in Lakeland Hills, Auburn, WA, around midnight, Police say.

The vehicle remained at the location until police were alerted of an abandoned vehicle Thursday. They then located Galeano’s body.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

A cause of death is yet to be determined.

Police believe the car, with Galeano’s body in it, was driven to the lot by an unknown person, who parked it and left. source

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911 immediately.

Auburn is a city in King County, with a small portion in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 70,180 at the 2010 United States Census. Auburn is a suburb in the Seattle metropolitan area, currently ranked the fifteenth largest city in the state of Washington, according to Wikipedia.

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