SURVEILLANCE camera video appears to show a woman entering a police van 12 days before her body was discovered inside.
The clip shows Christina Nance climbing in the vehicle that was parked in Huntsville Alabama.
Christina Nance’s body was discovered last week in a parking lot that belongs to the Huntsville Police department
CCTV showed her climbing into the disused police van
Police Chief Mark McMurray said they would release the video after members of Nance’s family had seen it.
He said: “The Huntsville Police Department’s thoughts are with the family during this tragedy.
“Investigators met with the family Friday morning and showed them the security video of the events leading up to Ms. Nance’s death.
“We will continue to work with them through this difficult time.”
Authorities said an officer walking to a police car found Nance’s remains in an unused van on October 7.
Ms Nance was not in police custody at the time of her death.
Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill said this week an autopsy of Nance’s body showed no signs of foul play or trauma.
The official cause of death is currently pending further studies, including toxicology tests.
The video shows a figure cops believe is Nance walking through the rear corner of a parking lot used only by police officers.
The area is cordoned off by a crossbar for vehicles but allows pedestrians to walk through.
Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, in a statement this afternoon, said: “Our hearts go out to the family of Christina Nance as they grieve and we hope that as this investigation continues, that it will provide them a sense of closure.
“In light of the many unanswered questions surrounding her death, there should be an independent autopsy and the investigation needs to be thorough and comprehensive.”
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