WA - Tow truck driver finds body in vehicle, Bothell

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  1. sharon25

    sharon25 New Member

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    BOTHELL, Washington (AP) -- Hours after a van parked on the side of a highway was rear-ended by a car and badly damaged, a tow truck driver found a man's corpse inside, authorities said.

    A Washington State Patrol trooper apparently didn't notice the body of van owner David King, 52, after the accident early Sunday, authorities said. King's brother told the towing company his brother had called to say his van had broken down and he was going to sleep in the back.


    The episode began about 4 a.m. Sunday with a report that an abandoned Ford van had been struck by a car along Interstate 405 northeast of Seattle.

    A trooper did an inventory, which generally consists of a check for valuables inside vehicles involved in collisions, Ramsay said.

    About 15 hours later, Sky Valley Tow in this Seattle suburb got a call from King's brother and a driver found the body, company owner Scott Zachry said.

    "He was in a sleeping bag, and somebody looking into the vehicle wouldn't necessarily see anything, really," Zachry said. The brother had told the company about King's plan to sleep in the van, he said.

    The van apparently was hit "very, very hard," Zachry said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/07/missed.body.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Thundar

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    Well that now begs the question--when did the body turn into a body instead of a badly hurt motorist? Could the man have still been alive when the police first checked the van?
     
  4. curious1

    curious1 So broccoli, mother says your good for me,well I'm

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    Ooooh. Good question. Nice investigative work on behalf of the trooper.:doh:
     

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