Police identify man found shot to death in trunk of car at Lakewood tow yard

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A man whose body was found in the trunk of a car at a Lakewood tow yard this week was shot to death, the Pierce County medical examiner ruled.

The man was identified as 49-year-old Tracy Sehmel of Roy.

Tacoma Towing employees found Sehmel’s body in the trunk of a Saturn Sedan on Thursday. The car had been towed in from Tacoma around noon Wednesday.

Detectives and multiple police agencies are working to identify any suspects.