Police: Officers Saw Vehicle During Initial Search But Misidentified It
GARRETT, Ind. -- Confused police abandoned their search for a car wreck, leaving a 66-year-old epileptic to die outside his vehicle in freezing temperatures while his autistic grandson huddled inside.
A passerby talking to a dispatcher tried to direct city officers and county sheriff's deputies to the wrecked car Monday afternoon. But they mistook the vehicle as belonging to someone gathering firewood, police said.