St. Louis (KSDK) -- The medical examiner determined the cause of death in the case of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car in north St. Louis.
St. Louis police said the medical examiner said Deadrick Sawyer, Jr. was shot several times in the chest and right arm.
Neighbors in the 9000 block of Edna called police after noticing a foul odor coming from a parked Cadillac on Saturday. Police found a decomposing body and were initially unable to determine how Sawyer died .
Friends said Sawyer attended Hazelwood East High School.