Espling Jewelers burglary suspect found dead in car at Jacksonville Beach

Police have identified a man found dead inside a stolen car at Jacksonville Beach as the suspect in a burglary at a jewelry store.

A body was found inside a stolen Toyota Corolla with graffiti on the bumper on Sunday.

"This is what happens when you let ur girlfriend borrow ur new car! (Has backup cam)" was written on the bumper of the car.

Police said on Tuesday that the man found dead in the passenger seat, 43-year-old Matthew Stephen McCormack, was the suspect in a burglary at a jewelry store.

Police were called to Espling Jewelers on Oct. 20 after the glass door and two jewelry cases were shattered.

Surveillance video showed the white Corolla outside the store.

Police said there was no connection between the burglary and McCormack's death.

Officers are waiting for toxicology reports to determine cause of death but no foul play is expected.

Remember the stolen white Toyota with the black writing on the rear bumper found in Jacksonville Beach? The man found dead inside was a suspect in a burglary at nearby Espling Jewelers, police say:

Posted by Action News Jax on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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