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Only in America: The stench of death

A woman sues after discovering that her used car once had a decomposing body inside — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Michigan woman is suing a local used-car dealership for failing to tell her that the SUV she bought once contained a dead body. Margarita Salais says she bought the car when it was cold outside, and didn't detect any odor. "The warmer it got, the worse the smell got," said her attorney. An investigation revealed that the SUV had been stolen and then recovered with a decomposing body inside.