Two men arrested after dead body found in trunk of car during traffic stop

OUACHITA PARISH, La. — Two men were arrested after a trooper found a dead body in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop.

Louisiana State Police troopers pulled over Michael Mitchell Jr. for speeding Wednesday, KARD reported.

A trooper smelled the odor of marijuana and noticed bullet holes on the driver's side of the vehicle, so he asked to search it. During the search, he found the body of Michael Robinson in the trunk.

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Investigators said Robinson was shot multiple times by Cameron Powe, 19, during an armed robbery around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Then Powe and Mitchell loaded his body into the trunk. Mitchell was going to leave the car with Robinson's body in the trunk at a location in Winnsboro, but he was stopped for speeding before he got there.

Mitchell and Powe were arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Each is in jail on $500,000 bond.

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