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Woman found dead in back of police van

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The family of a 29-year-old woman is searching for answers after their loved one was found dead in the back of a police van.

The body of Christina Nance was discovered last week in an old unused police van outside the Huntsville Police Department.

According to the report, an officer was walking to his car when he noticed Nance’s body inside the van by the van around 9:15 a.m. on October 11th.

Authorities say there were no visible signs of foul play in Nance’s death and that they do not know how Nance ended up in the back of the van.

The family told reporters that they have asked the police department to release the footage of the parking lot surveillance video, however, they were told by authorities that they were not sure how far back the footage on the camera would go.

“We really don’t know how our relative’s body was found inside a police van on police property, and we need some justice,” Frank Matthews, a cousin of the Nances, said Sunday. “We need some clarity, and Christina cannot speak for herself.”

A protest for answers will be held on Friday in Huntsville, at the Madison County Jail.

An autopsy is set to be performed on Nance’s body. Depending on those results, the family may consider conducting an autopsy of their own.