Monday, June 9, 2008

Of all the places to find a dead ex

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 10:55 AM

WCNC-TV reports that a Gaston County woman found her ex-boyfriend's dead body in the trunk of her car.

GASTONIA — A woman searching for the source of a foul odor that had bothered her all weekend found something shocking in the trunk of her car:

The body of her ex-boyfriend.

WCNC-TV of Charlotte reported this morning that Kim Springer discovered the body of Ricky Dale Simmonds at about 6 p.m. Sunday in the trunk of her Ford Taurus sedan. Police said Springer had been bothered by a strong odor all weekend and may have driven the car with Simmonds' body in the back.

Police have not yet determined if Simmonds' death is accidental or the result of foul play or how he got into the trunk.

Simmonds, 49, had an extensive criminal record. The N.C. Department of Correction Web site shows he served nearly six years in state prison on a 1986 manslaughter conviction. He was convicted several times in the 1980s and 1990s for forgery and obtaining property with worthless checks. When he died, Simmonds was on probation for a 2006 forgery conviction in South Carolina.

Gastonia police said Springer had filed a restraining order against Simmonds last week after someone broke into her car.

Maybe I watch too much Snapped (the hit Oxygen series), but something does not compute. How in the hell did this man end up in her trunk? Is someone trying to set her up for his murder? Did she kill him and fake the break in? This has all of the makings of a Lifetime movie or an episode of the aformentioned Snapped.

Could you imagine opening the trunk and finding the asshole who you dumped lying there dead? This was one ex that just wasn't going away. It will be interesting to see how this case turns out.

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