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Man found in car was murdered, police say

SEBRING A man whose body was discovered Tuesday morning in a car was murdered, Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said Wednesday. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Antwan L. Reeves, 30, of Miami, was killed last weekend, Carr said. Reeve’s body was found in a Chrysler 300 vehicle on Zephyr Street, Carr said, adding that police believe the body was there for at least three days. The windows were tinted so passersby would not necessarily have noticed that a body was in the car, Carr said. Even after someone saw the body in the car, police had to get a search warrant before entering the vehicle.
Police aren’t saying how he was murdered or whether he was murdered while inside the vehicle, Carr said. As to what ties Reeves had to Sebring, Carr said, “We’re looking into that.” Carr said police had made no arrests as of Wednesday afternoon and that the investigation continued with police following up leads. It was Sebring’s second homicide this year. The first murder occurred in February following an argument between Dwayne Alexis Collins, 18 and Johnny Theodore Thomas, 32. Thomas was fatally shot. Police said a witness told him that the argument may have regarded a $5 debt that Thomas owed Collins. The witness said that Collins yelled about the debt just before the shooting. Collins was arrested and charged with murder without premeditation and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent. Jmeisel@highlandstoday.com (863) 386-5834