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Body found in car, days after it was towed
CNN ^ | April 3, 2013 | Dana Ford

Posted on 04/04/2013 7:09:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

(CNN) -- Angry. Sad. Grieving.

That's how family members of 62-year-old Carolyn Watkins described their feelings after her body was discovered in a car, days after it was towed from a crash.

"We were wondering where she was, and she was in the car the whole time," said Algernon Parker, 42, Watkins' son.

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Her car was taken to the yard Friday after a trooper discovered it in a ditch in Johnston County, North Carolina. In his report, the trooper noted that no one was in the vehicle.

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They filed a report, prompting detectives to go back to the car to search for clues. They found Watkins instead, slumped in the front seat.

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Her car was taken to the yard Friday after a trooper discovered it in a ditch in Johnston County, North Carolina. In his report, the trooper noted that no one was in the vehicle.

That report has since been called into question[.]


1 posted on 04/04/2013 7:09:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Obviously the trooper is an idiot, but I’m surprised the illegals at the junkyard didn’t notice her when they hauled it in.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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3 posted on 04/04/2013 7:12:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I know this is not really funny but the Cage graphic made me LOL.

[shame on you!....and I’m stealing it]


4 posted on 04/04/2013 7:12:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: nascarnation

See post #3.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Steal some more.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-dont-say


6 posted on 04/04/2013 7:13:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Real thorough look over of the vehicle there trooper!
*groan*


7 posted on 04/04/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In Asheville there was a yellow stripe painted right over the dead possum. At least this guy went around it. LOL


8 posted on 04/04/2013 7:16:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Darksheare

Article says he’s on paid admin leave now.
Nice reward, no?


9 posted on 04/04/2013 7:16:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Paid leave? Good work if you can get it..


10 posted on 04/04/2013 7:18:32 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: nascarnation

Yeah, don’t spot a body and get a padi vacation.
Makes you wonder what else he has not noticed.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 7:20:12 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ilovesarah2012

12 posted on 04/04/2013 7:21:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nascarnation

Padi?
Err.. paid.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

:D

I love that movie.

Hell, I love Cage.

That dude’s insane.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess it happens a lot. LOL


15 posted on 04/04/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d be willing to bet ten to one that the trooper didn’t want to get his shoes dirty or was too lazy to actually go into the ditch and check out the car and that he merely observed it from the road.

The sad part is the possibility that the woman in the car might have been still alive at the time.

And for that the lazy cop gets a paid vacation.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 7:34:16 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“slumped in the front seat”

is not hard to spot, by the trooper or the tow truck operator, no?


17 posted on 04/04/2013 7:35:04 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

You’d think so, huh?


18 posted on 04/04/2013 7:37:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This just might show negatively on the troopers performance evaluation...Maybe!

Probably depends on whether or not he is Union.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 7:47:09 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Notice the slight twitch to the left on the possum pic? Looks as if he had an initial urge to go around it but that would have been too much extra work.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 7:51:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
family members were worried Watkins may have still been alive when she was taken to the tow yard, but medical officials have since told them that she likely died on impact

Why am I not surprised?

21 posted on 04/04/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: PoloSec

In response to this crisis, Democrats will propose a law banning people from wearing clothes matching the color of their car seats.


22 posted on 04/04/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Nik Naym

Five or six years ago I was returning home when the car in front of me suddenly swerved to the left and went straight into a deep ditch. I pulled over, called 911, and was getting ready to go down into the ditch when a trooper arrived. He told me to stay where I was, looked down and declared that the driver was drunk and they would get him out when the tow truck arrived. The next day I read in the paper that the driver had had a heart attack and died before reaching the ER. Oh, how I wish I had told the trooper where to go and gone down to the car!


23 posted on 04/04/2013 7:56:54 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Also found in the front seat of the car were 500 pounds of cocaine, 75 “assault” rifles, and a dead zebra.

In the rear seat there were 75 dead illegal aliens.

The tow truck driver charged $500 extra since he had to hire a semi- tow truck, since his regular truck was having trouble moving the vehicle for some unknown reason.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sooooo, cop didn’t see her, tow truck operator didn’t see her, what are the odds of two complete idiots being at the same place at the same time?


25 posted on 04/04/2013 8:17:02 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine
what are the odds of two complete idiots being at the same place at the same time?

Happens all the time.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 8:21:08 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: autumnraine
what are the odds of two complete idiots being at the same place at the same time?

The odds increase exponentially, the closer you get to Washington, D.C.

27 posted on 04/04/2013 8:21:22 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: nascarnation

What was on the local news was that her body was in the floorboard completely hidden by the airbag that had deployed.


28 posted on 04/04/2013 8:41:55 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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29 posted on 04/04/2013 8:44:24 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: MagnoliaB

Still no excuse. He should have looked under the airbag.

Think what this will do in his future. Any time he goes to court on any other case, this will be used by the defense to demonstrate his incompetence.


30 posted on 04/04/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cops wait for the smell before they can detect a body, maybe they should have more ME’s.


31 posted on 04/04/2013 9:50:07 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Right Wing Assault

He didn’t want to make the rest of the Union crew look bad.


32 posted on 04/04/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Also found in the front seat of the car were 500 pounds of cocaine, 75 “assault” rifles, and a dead zebra.

In the rear seat there were 75 dead illegal aliens.

"Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."

33 posted on 04/04/2013 10:26:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This happened nearby here. The dead woman’s family is are less outraged now that the photo of the Highway Patrol Officer has been published. He looks a lot like them.

Reportedly the photos of the car at the scene were taken by a daughter in law who didn’t see any body either.

http://www.wral.com/family-clayton-woman-s-body-left-in-towed-car-after-wreck/12294636/ (car photo is #2)

http://www.wral.com/family-clayton-woman-found-in-towed-car-likely-died-in-crash/12300731/

It’s in an area populated with lots of Mexicans/illegals. Their standard process is to crash drunk in the middle of the night and just abandon the vehicle. The poor officer probably thought he was just towing off another one of those, never to be claimed. Prayers out to the officer in this case, actually.


34 posted on 04/04/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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Carolyn Ann Watkins' 2000 Pontiac was found in a watery ditch, down
a steep embankment off Swift Creek Road, about 4 miles southwest
of Smithfield on March 29, 2013. The car was towed to an impound lot,
and the woman's body was found inside three days later. Someone passing
by the crash scene took this picture and later gave it to the family.

35 posted on 04/04/2013 11:07:38 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Passenger compartment looks pretty intact.
No seat belt worn?


36 posted on 04/04/2013 11:11:04 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: deport

Thanks, I’m not geeky enough to know how to post photos.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: deport

(geeky is a compliment)


38 posted on 04/04/2013 11:26:12 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: nascarnation

That is the local conjecture.


39 posted on 04/04/2013 11:32:31 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: Slings and Arrows

40 posted on 04/04/2013 11:33:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rhoda_penmark
Posting images isn't hard at all. Go the following FR practice
thread and you'll be doing it in less than five minutes.

HTML Sandbox 2013


41 posted on 04/04/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: Slings and Arrows
EUUWWWWWWWWWW! I saw this story a couple of days ago! Man the smell must be terrible by now!


42 posted on 04/04/2013 2:35:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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Sounds like a good time for a closed-casket funeral.


43 posted on 04/04/2013 2:44:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MagnoliaB
What was on the local news was that her body was in the floorboard completely hidden by the airbag that had deployed.

Article: They found Watkins instead, slumped in the front seat.

Which one is it ?

Hopefully she was not alive at the time and managed to move back into the front seat...after it was towed...

I'd put money on it...she was..

44 posted on 04/04/2013 3:11:07 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Popman
I don’t know which one it was. I saw it on the local news. I flip between WRAL 5 and WTVD 11. Google it and see if you can watch the videos if you’re that concerned.
45 posted on 04/04/2013 4:27:33 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: rhoda_penmark

I feel bad for the Officer but I’m sure it will blow over quickly since the family can’t use racism for the reason he didn’t find her.


46 posted on 04/04/2013 4:31:51 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB

“Which one was it “ was a rhetorical question....

I find it very strange it was reported that she was in the front seat and was originally under the dash covered by the airbag...when towed away...

Really sloppy reporting or really bad police work....


47 posted on 04/04/2013 6:17:52 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Lady Jag

Hi L.J., this is a really sad story. Thankfully, I read that she died on impact and didn’t just lie there suffering.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 6:42:41 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: rhoda_penmark
Whoa there Rhoda, we graphic posters prefer "brilliant".  ;D
49 posted on 04/04/2013 6:52:55 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What makes it even worse is that it wasn’t just the Trooper who missed the fact that the woman was in the car, but the tow truck driver as well! And it’s not like she fell onto the floor under the dash - she was slumped over in the seat still!

Sometimes truth /is/ stranger than fiction. I never would’ve believed a scenario like this in a book, or movie...

Her poor family. That must be beyond devastating...


50 posted on 04/05/2013 1:20:24 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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