Searchers Missed New Jersey Boys Locked In Truck 5 Times

Maybe you remember the tragic death of three New Jersey missing children found in the trunk of a family car parked right in front of their house earlier this summer. Well it turns out the ineptitude of the search was even greater than was previously known.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The official report into the suffocation deaths of three Camden, N.J., boys in June says police and family members searched a car five times without looking in the trunk for the missing children.

…The deaths of 11-year-old Anibal Cruz, 6-year-old Daniel Agosto and 5-year-old Jesstin Pagan have been ruled accidental. An autopsy showed they may have been alive for up to 33 hours.

The report’s overall conclusion, said [Camden County prosecutor Vincent] Sarubbi, was that “the trunk and passenger compartment of the Toyota should have been thoroughly searched by family members and by police officers in the early stages after the boys disappeared.”

Police and family members searched the car five times before the three boys were found dead, Sarubbi said.Unbelievable…

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