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Dreamcakes truck driver found dead in truck

The missing Dreamcakes truck was found in the 300 block of 31st Street South. Source: FOX6 viewer The missing Dreamcakes truck was found in the 300 block of 31st Street South. Source: FOX6 viewer
Dreamcakes Bakery posted about the missing truck on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Source: FOX6 viewer Dreamcakes Bakery posted about the missing truck on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Source: FOX6 viewer
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A man who drove the Dreamcakes cupcake truck was found dead inside the vehicle on Sunday, according to the business owner.

The Jefferson County coroner's office identified the man as Shane Lantrip Caldwell, 40. He was found in the truck which was discovered around 5:54 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of 31st Street South.

There were no signs of foul play in Caldwell's death. Dreamcakes Bakery said Birmingham police told them Caldwell may have died of a heart attack after parking the truck near his home.

Over the weekend, the Dreamcakes Bakery posted on their Twitter and Facebook accounts that the truck was missing asked for help to find it.

The bakery said the truck had last been seen in the Hoover-Bessemer are on Friday night.

The company's owner offered condolences to Caldwell's family and friends in a Facebook post on Monday morning:

Dear friends, we at Dreamcakes are so sad at the loss of our cupcake truck driver Shane Caldwell. He was a kind and generous person who often did things beyond the call of duty. We express our sympathies to Shane Caldwell's family and friends. Our prayers are with them now.

Birmingham police have assured us that there was no criminal activity. They believe he died of a possible heart attack after parking the truck close to his residence. Please keep the Caldwell family in your prayers. Please be kind in your comments. He was a dear person and has precious children who are hurting now.

Sincerely, Jan Moon Owner

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