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Fort Worth man’s body found in trunk of vehicle

The body of a man who had been reported missing last week was found Friday in the trunk of a car that had been towed to an impound lot, authorities said Monday.

Bob Alexander Brown, 39, died of multiple gunshots, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Brown was reported missing about 6 p.m. Wednesday. One of the women who called police said she had last seen him about 7 a.m. March 9 as she left for work. Brown was still in bed.

The woman did not hear from him for the rest of the day. The next day, she called the mother of Brown’s child to determine if he had picked up his child from day care at noon that day, a police report said. He had not.

Both women reported Brown missing, saying it was unlike him not to call or text. But one woman told police she did not suspect foul play, the report said.

Officers were notified Friday that a body had been found in a white, 4-door, 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant that was towed on Tuesday to an impound lot in the 1000 block South Canton Drive, according to police.

Brown was sentenced to two years in prison on a drug possession charge in July 2011.

He was released on parole in December 2012 and completed the terms of parole in May 2013, according to a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Brown also served a sentence for evading arrest that ran concurrently with the drug possession sentence, the spokeswoman said.

In 1995, Brown was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two drug possession convictions, which ran concurrently, the spokeswoman said. Brown began serving that sentence in November 1994 and was released in November 1996, the spokeswoman said.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

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