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Tyshunn McCray has been missing since May 1, 2014. Tyshunn McCray has been missing since May 1, 2014.
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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Police confirm a body found in the  trunk of a car in Clayton County, Ga. has been identified as 25-year-old Tyshunn Raheem McCray from Auburn, Ala.  

Police also confirm that McCray was shot to death.

Auburn police announced on Monday, May 5, that McCray had gone missing. He had not been seen since Thursday, May 1. 

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 the Clayton County Police Department in Georgia contacted the Auburn Police Division in reference to the recovery of a maroon 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. At the time, Clayton County officials had located the body of a deceased male inside the vehicle.

Clayton Police located the abandoned vehicle late Wednesday night, May 7, along with the body inside.  Although the preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was a male, no positive identification had been made. 

Captain Lorenzo Dorsey with the Auburn Police Department said at the time, "We feel like certainly it's a possibility it's going to be him, since the vehicle has been positively identified and he was known to be in that vehicle."

The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Clayton County Georgia Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Auburn Police Division. 

Clayton County investigators tell News Leader 9 the vehicle was parked in the lot of an abandoned shopping center along Mundys Mill Rd. Foul play is suspected. Blood was found in the car.

An autopsy was performed to determine cause of death. Investigators would not say initially if the body had visible gun shot wounds, stab wounds or signs of blunt force trauma. 

Clayton County investigators are working with the Auburn Police Department to develop persons of interest in the homicide investigation.

If you have any information, you are urged to call the detective section at 334-501-3140, or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391. 

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