Man found dead inside car in Parkland

A man was found dead inside a car in Parkland on Friday and Pierce County sheriff’s detectives were investigating the death as a homicide.

Detective Sgt. Jerry Bates declined to provide specifics about the cause of death. The victim was not identified.

The body was found after a woman called 911 about 7:30 a.m. She said she’d seen the man’s car parked on her property in the 1200 block of 144th Street East.

She told deputies she thought the man was sleeping.

Deputies arrived and discovered the man dead.