Broward County

Body found inside a camper near Hallandale Beach Walmart

An elderly man was found dead Monday inside a camper in a parking lot near the Hallandale Beach Walmart after someone on a lunch break reported a foul odor to police, according to Hallandale Beach police spokeswoman Sonia Quinones.

The call came into police at about 2 p.m.

The Chevrolet van with an extended camper was parked at a strip mall near Walmart at 2551 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

Quinones said the man had gotten lunch and went back to his car to eat when he smelled something from two parking spots away.

"The body is decomposed," she said. "It may have been there for days."

Quinones said it will likely take a few days to confirm the mans identification.

Police are investigating.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff