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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Dad Finds Son's Body Days After Police Overlooked It

    TRENTON, N.J. -- A grieving Irvington family is wondering how Newark police managed to find their son's van crashed on the side of highway - but not their son lying less than 200 feet away.

    The father of Arinze Ojinnaka said he filed a missing person report with Irvington police on Dec. 21, several hours after his 19-year-old son failed to return home from his overnight shift as a United Parcel Service package handler at Newark Liberty International Airport.

    Police in Newark had recovered the family's Chevrolet Lumina minivan crashed against a concrete barrier on the Interstate 78 entrance ramp at Routes 1 & 9 at about 5:30 that morning, but concluded that the driver had fled. But Newark police did not immediately notify the Ojinnakas that the vehicle had been found.

    When Clement Ojinnaka finally learned about the Newark accident report five days later, he drove to the site with relatives. He said they found his son's body right away - lying about 175 feet away from the crash side, down an embankment on the other side of the barrier.

    "There was Arinze there, facing up," Clement Ojinnaka, told The Star-Ledger of Newark. "It was me who discovered it. That's the most painful part of it."
    This is a very sad story ,the parents will always wonder how long he lived for
    and if he could have been saved.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    That's pretty horrifying.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    That has happened a couple of times in Ohio. It is like they can't be bothered to walk around the site of an accident, to see if the person could have been thrown out, or could have collapsed after trying to walk away after an accident. So sad.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

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