http://www.heraldtribune.com/article...by_slain_womanAuthorities are searching for the missing vehicle owned by a 22-year-old Sarasota woman found slain last week.
The body of Lauren Whitney Lichon, 22, who was last known to be residing at a Sarasota Days Inn, was discovered at 2:10 p.m. Thursday near the entrance to the Rye Wilderness Trail in North Manatee, according to a Manatee sheriff's report.
Detectives are now looking for Lichon's car, a 1996 two-door black Dodge Avenger with tinted windows with Florida tag F310RV.
Authorities believe finding the car may provide clues to Lichon's killing, sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow said.
It is believed that Lichon was killed between 1 and 2 p.m. Thursday. Her body was spotted by a mosquito control employee just east of North Rye Road and 20 feet south of Rye Wilderness Trail. There were visible signs of trauma to Lichon's body. Investigators are not releasing the cause of death.