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Lincoln man, 22, found dead in car in Taco Bell parking lot, police say

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Police are investigating after a Taco Bell employee led authorities to the body of a 22-year-old man, found dead in the driver's seat of a car parked in the south Lincoln restaurant's lot.

Lincoln Police Sgt. Chris Vollmer said the employee called police at about 10:40 p.m. Monday and asked authorities to check on a gray sedan that had been parked in the lot near 27th Street and Pine Lake Road for "at least a day."

Responding officers found the man, a Lincoln resident who Vollmer did not identify, dead with no obvious signs of foul play. Vollmer said the body was upright when police found it and that he wasn't aware of any drugs found in the sedan.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday to determine the man's cause of death.

In a similar case last November, police found a 36-year-old man dead in a pickup truck in the parking lot of a southeast Lincoln grocery store. Authorities later determined he died of an accidental drug overdose.

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A Kansas City, Missouri, native, Andrew Wegley joined the Journal Star as breaking news reporter after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2021.

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