ATLANTA - A gruesome discovery has residents at an apartment complex on edge. According to Atlanta Police Lieutenant Charles Hampton, the bodies of a man and woman were discovered at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the back seat of a silver Kia Forte.
"For nobody to notice that after all this time that's just scary period I can't believe this is happening where we actually live," said resident Lisa White, who believes the car present for a least a few days.
The car was parked next to several other vehicles in front of one of the buildings at The Retreat at Marketplace on Fairburn Road.
Despite the strong odor of decomposition, police say no one noticed the bodies inside the vehicle until Saturday.
"There was nothing unusual about how the car was parked so nothing would have stood out until you got closer and could smell the decomposing bodies," Lt. Hampton said.
"The state of decomposition is really a problem. We can't positively ID these two and we can't find any injuries that would explain their deaths," He added.
Investigators spent the afternoon talking to Neighbors to try to determine how long the car had been parked and if the two people inside lived at the retreat. But neighbors have plenty of their questions as well.
"I just hope the police are able to solve this soon. Those are somebody's loved ones
Their family members are going to be really hurt by this. It seems like you can't be safe anywhere anymore," said one concerned resident who did not want to share her name.
The autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.