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« on: March 02, 2016, 01:39:02 am »
3/1/16:  while doing the semi-annual utility line walk, found a smashed car 300 meters below the roadway.  The car brought a sizable portion of the cliff down onto itself.   No body inside, probably washed down a mile or so.  Call ADOT.  It's not on the highway, they don't give a fuck.  Next call to the Nation police force.  They send an officer out.  She's wearing shoes, not boots.  Her sergeant tells her to climb down anyway and inspect the wreck.  we spend an hour making a safe path for her.

Body is UNDER the car, carried out of the passenger compartment by critters.  Skull, half a pelvis.  Now the Nation is going to have to send people downhill for days until they find at least most of the bits.  They aren't happy.

Then some genius decides they have to recover the vehicle.  As I was leaving for the day, they had a tow truck driver scratching his head alongside 12 cops, trying to figure out how to winch the wreckage up 300 meters.  Good luck with that.

Worth mentioning:  the wreck had to have happened more than 2 months ago but less than 6 months ago, and nobody came looking for this person.  The license plate is missing, but the VIN comes back as never registered in Arizona.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 10:31:40 am »
Well, that's impressively horrific.

How long did they fuck about with it before:

A - Leaving it where it is
B - Pushing it down the rest of the way
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C - (Unlikely) Actually getting the fucking thing back up?

Drive fucking carefully man.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 04:25:23 pm »
Well, that's impressively horrific.

How long did they fuck about with it before:

A - Leaving it where it is
B - Pushing it down the rest of the way
or
C - (Unlikely) Actually getting the fucking thing back up?

Drive fucking carefully man.

They did in fact manage to get most of the wreckage up, at the expense of 3 cables (before some bright boy got some heavy-gauge chain.  That was around midnight.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 04:51:40 pm »
Suspicious as fuck.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 03:54:52 pm »
Update:  Shocked to learn that the man has been down there since 2000.  The police are trying to find out if his wife is alive (he would be 75 years if he were alive today) to be informed.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 04:03:25 pm »
Update:  Shocked to learn that the man has been down there since 2000.  The police are trying to find out if his wife is alive (he would be 75 years if he were alive today) to be informed.

Obviously the horrors were just waiting for you to show up.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 04:05:41 pm »
Update:  Shocked to learn that the man has been down there since 2000.  The police are trying to find out if his wife is alive (he would be 75 years if he were alive today) to be informed.

So how does that work with the 2-6 month timescale previously mentioned?

I'm guessing someone didn't do their job for a fucking long time.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 04:41:23 pm »
Update:  Shocked to learn that the man has been down there since 2000.  The police are trying to find out if his wife is alive (he would be 75 years if he were alive today) to be informed.

So how does that work with the 2-6 month timescale previously mentioned?

I'm guessing someone didn't do their job for a fucking long time.

Naw, the utility poles would have gone out if they hadn't been inspected for that long.  What it means is that people walked by without seeing it, or just assumed it was a wreck from the old days.  Either case beggars the imagination, but there you go.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 04:41:49 pm »
Update:  Shocked to learn that the man has been down there since 2000.  The police are trying to find out if his wife is alive (he would be 75 years if he were alive today) to be informed.

Obviously the horrors were just waiting for you to show up.

God won't give me nice things until he craps on them first.
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" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2016, 06:24:36 pm »
Cripes. I guess at least his son & family have some closure. Makes you wonder how many other wrecks there are on that road.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 05:14:00 am »
Cripes. I guess at least his son & family have some closure. Makes you wonder how many other wrecks there are on that road.

Well, a bunch.  Happens all the time.  How this guy got missed is a mystery.

It's basically 12 miles of this:

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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2016, 04:30:51 pm »
May I yoink that photo? It looks like it'd work really well as a background on a half pager.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2016, 10:29:16 pm »
May I yoink that photo? It looks like it'd work really well as a background on a half pager.

Sure.  I've got a pile of similar ones, too.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 11:46:54 am »
May I yoink that photo? It looks like it'd work really well as a background on a half pager.

Sure.  I've got a pile of similar ones, too.

Thank you kindly :)
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