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Police believe woman found dead in car may have been living there
Body identified as 63-year-old Baltimore woman
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Police are investigating a body found uncovered in the back seat of a car Wednesday, June 27, that was parked at the Budgetel Inn and Suites. - photo by David Barnes

Police said a Baltimore woman may have been living out of her car before her body was found in the back seat June 27.

The body of Dorothy Bailey, 63, was found in the back seat of a car parked at the Budgetel Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to Gainesville Police.

“I believe her mother was or is in a nursing home here,” Cpl. Jessica Van said Monday, July 2. “So from what I understand, she may be homeless in the area and was possibly living out of the car.”

Van said police do not believe the death is suspicious.

Landscapers found the body decomposing in the car and called police at about 12:45 p.m. June 27.

Authorities have not yet released the cause of death or an estimate of how long Bailey was in the car.

“With the heat and everything, it kind of progressed the decomposition of the body,” Cpl. Drew Reed said last week.

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