A dead body has been found in the trunk of a car after the driver committed suicide during a traffic stop.
The 34-year-old driver, identified as Gyrth Rutan, was stopped by police following reports of a car being driven erratically. He immediately got out of the vehicle and shot himself dead.
The incident happened on Timberwood Drive in Gardiner,Maine on Thursday.
After his death, officers searched the car and found the body of a woman in the trunk.
The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Maddilyn Burgess of Massachusetts.
A post-mortem showed she died of blunt force injuries.
The state police detectives are still investigating the case. They said there is no ongoing threat to the public.