Police: Woman found dead inside a car in Minneapolis

A woman was found dead inside a car Friday morning, according to John Elder, Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson. 

According to Elder, two police chiefs were flagged down while on patrol. They were told that a woman might be dead inside a car by North Bryant and 17th avenues. 

Once they arrived at the scene, the officers found a car in the middle of the road with a woman inside on the back seat. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

They believe the woman to be in her 30s and stated that they see trauma to the body, said Elder. 

The woman was the only person in the car. 

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS asked Elder if the death was connected to recent events going on in the cities. He said it is hard to tell, but the energy is high with tension throughout the city. 

More information about the incident is expected to come at a later time. 

Editor's Note: A previous version of this report stated "women" in the headline and has been corrected to "woman."