Police are attempting to trace the final movements of 47-year-old Belleville resident Gregory A. Nickens after he was found crushed to death under a Honda Accord in the lot of Paule's Towing and Junkyard.
Employees of the company raised the alarm after observing that Nickens' car remained at their business for over 24 hours. Employees were familiar with him but he was not authorised to be in the yard.
According to police Nickens was found with tools, including ones for cutting, a light, and a jack. Marks on the catalytic converter suggest that he was trying to remove it when the jack slipped.