Identity Released For Body Found In Trunk: Scott Verden Found Dead On East Park St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:40 PM Friday of the discovery of an unresponsive male in the truck of a vehicle in the block of 2100 East Park Street Arlington Heights, IL. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:40 PM Friday to a report of a body found in a trunk in a car in a driveway on Park Street, just east of Park Street and Phelps Avenue Arlington Heights, IL.

The victim, Scott Verden, 50, was found dead in the trunk of a car parked on the driveway of his parent's home in the 2100 block of East Park Street. Verden was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:02 p.m. with no signs of trauma.

According to neighbors, police immediately set up yellow crime scene tape.

Firefighter/paramedics left the scene without transporting a victim.

Police blocked off sidewalks and Park Street between Phelps Avenue and Waterman Avenue.

A witness in the neighborhood said that a body was found in the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on the south side of Park Street. The witness reported the age of the male victim was believed to be in the 50s.

There were no signs of the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) truck or investigators, so apparently no violent crime occurred. However this was not confirmed by police Friday night. Police did say there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood.

Saturday, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed there were no apparent signs of trauma. An autopsy was also underway Saturday.

Arlington Heights police investigators on the scene were wearing white protective suits to protect evidence at the scene. A blue tent was also placed over the vehicle, where the victim was apparently found, while evidence gathering and investigation was conducted inside the tent.

A funeral home vehicle arrived about 9:25 p.m.

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