Police in Georgia are investigating.
Silling Man, a 19-year-old Georgia State University student, was found dead in Gwinnett Mall in Duluth, GA.
Her body was noted to be in an advanced state of decomposition after having been there for two weeks, police say.
She had run away and her family had filed a police report, but she returned the next day. She soon ran away again, claim sources, but the family did not refile the missing persons report.
The body was found in a closed-off area in the mall but a security guard checking the space.
Police have not yet determined the cause of death and have not ruled out homicide.