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Oct. 11, 2021
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A body found inside a police van parked outside the Huntsville Police Department was identified Monday as being that of a 29-year-old woman, Christina Nance.
An officer walking to a patrol unit discovered Nance’s body in an old, unused police van parked outside the Huntsville Public Safety Complex on Thursday, U.S. News reported.
An assessment by the Madison County coroner found no signs of foul play or trauma. An autopsy and toxicology analysis would be conducted this week to determine what killed Nance, according to police.
Nance’s relatives held a news conference demanding more information from the police agency. Frank Matthews, one of the woman’s cousins, is reportedly a longtime Birmingham activist, according to the news outlet.
“We really don’t know how our relative’s body was found inside a police van on police property and we need some justice,” said Matthews. “We need some clarity and Christina cannot speak for herself.”
There were no further details immediately available.