Dead body found inside station wagon at Alliance Walmart store

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This story has been updated.

ALLIANCE – The name of a 53-year-old man found dead Saturday afternoon in a station wagon has been released.

Robert Walton of Vista, Calif., was found dead inside the vehicle parked at the Walmart on West State Street, said Tammy Wilkes, an investigator with the Stark County Coroner's Office.

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Wilkes said it appears Walton was visiting relatives in the Dennison area in Tuscarawas County. It was not clear what brought him to Alliance, but it might be job-related, Wilkes said.

"We are still piecing together if this was his new home or just visiting," Wilkes said Tuesday, adding foul play is not suspected.

Discovered Saturday

The discovery of Walton's body was made about 4 p.m. Saturday when another man who arrived at the parking lot noticed it.

Police detectives are investigating the case.

"We think he might have been there since Monday," Wilkes said earlier this week. "I think he was kind of living in there (station wagon). I did not see any trauma on the body."

The man was in the rear seat of the station wagon.

Staff writer Benjamin Duer contributed to this story.

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