Broward County

Dead man found inside SUV with pile of parking tickets on windshield

The Isuzu Axiom SUV that received five parking tickets. Owner Jacob Morpeau's body was found inside on the last day the SUV was cited.
The Isuzu Axiom SUV that received five parking tickets. Owner Jacob Morpeau's body was found inside on the last day the SUV was cited. Sun Sentinel

For four days, city parking officers slapped tickets on an SUV parked three blocks from the Broward County Courthouse. When Carolyn White noticed the pile of citations, she wondered what was going on. She stepped closer to the car to peek inside.

"Oh my God, please tell me this man is not dead," White thought.

Inside the Isuzu Axiom was the body of Jacob Morpeau, 62, of Miami. He was sitting in the driver's seat, and his upper body lay face down over the SUV's center console. His hand held a credit card, White said.

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