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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP)A body discovered in the trunk of a Ford Mustang has been identified as a North Texas woman who was reported missing earlier this month.

Authorities identified 48-year-old Lisa Byrd-New Andrews on Wednesday. Police found Andrews Tuesday in the vehicle parked outside the Sontera Palms Apartments in east Dallas..

Greenville police spokeswoman Autumn Barton says Andrews was reported missing December 11. She was last seen by her family Dec. 7 driving the Mustang in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. Barton says the car was registered to a family member.

The coroner has not yet released a cause of death but Barton says Dallas police are treating the case as a possible homicide.

Since Andrews body was found in Dallas, DPD will take the lead in the case.

Greenville Police Department Assistant Chief of Police Scott Smith said, “I appreciate the work done thus far on the case by the officers of the Greenville Police Department. We look forward to assisting the Dallas Police Department as their investigation gets underway.”

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