The police have launched an investigation into the murder of a retired chief magistrate, whose decomposing corpse was found in the boot of her car parked in Akwa Ibom. According to PREMIUM TIMES, the retired magistrate, Magdalene Umoetuk, had gone missing for three days before neighbours discovered her body on June 22 when they noticed flies hovering around the boot of her 504 car. The car was parked inside her compound at Ephraim Essien Street, Ikot Ekpene, near Anibeto Hotel. The police visited the crime scene and evacuated the corpse to the morgue of the General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene. Ikechukwu Chukwu, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the incident. He said the case has been transferred from the Divisional Police Station in Ikot Ekpene to the State Police Headquarters for investigation.