Miami-Dade County

Flies swarming a car led to 911 call. Detectives made a sad discovery in the trunk

Richard Lindsay
Richard Lindsay Miami-Dade police

A 911 call reporting that flies were swarming a teal sedan in Northwest Miami-Dade Tuesday led to the discovery of a body inside the trunk, police said.

On Wednesday, Miami-Dade police released a flier asking for “homicide information” after Richard Lindsay, 43, was found dead in the car parked at 9109 NW 22nd Ave.

“At this point we are gathering information to figure out what happened,” said Chris Thomas, a spokesman for Miami-Dade.

Officers found Lindsay about 3:30 p.m. Thomas said detective are waiting for the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause and time of death.

“Any information that can lead investigators to a person that may have knowledge of this incident would be encouraged to call Crime Stoppers,” Thomas said.

Crime Stoppers, which allows anonymous tips, can be reached at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.