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In August, Las Vegas police found the body of a missing man in a car in an apartment parking lot after an odor complaint.

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Nevada State Police said complaints of a “foul odor” coming from a BMW parked in Las Vegas in August led to an arrest in the death of a missing man.

The officers were arrested 37-year-old man Sept. 29 in San Diego County, California, as a suspect in the case, Las Vegas police said in a news release.

The investigation began when odor complaints According to McClatchy News, on August 19, a decomposing body was found in the trunk of a white BMW in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Authorities later the deceased was identified like Amir Haghi, who went missing in Arizona in June. Hagi was shot in the head, coroner’s officials said.

Police did not explain how the investigation led to the arrest in California. They will seek the man’s extradition to Las Vegas, according to a press release.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives at 702-828-3521 or homicide@lvmpd.com. Anonymous tips can be left at 702-385-5555.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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