Police Ticketed Van With Dead Dad Inside

Friday, Jun 5, 2009  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
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Police Ticketed Van With Dead Dad Inside

The van was covered with dust and parking tickets.

A woman claims her father apparently lay dead for weeks in a minivan in Queens while police repeatedly left parking tickets on the vehicle.
       
"The window was cracked open," daughter Jennifer Morales told The New York Daily News. "I don't understand how no one noticed him. They just gave him tickets."

Morales of Manhattan said it's believed her father, 59-year-old George Morales, died of a heart attack in the family's 2000 Chevrolet Ventura.

"He was my only family," Morales, 29, told The News.

Cops called Morales hours after the 6:45 a.m. discovery with the grim news.

"In the autopsy, they said they just found skeletal remains, no organs, only his heart," she told The News.

Morales said she had last heard from her dad in early May. Morales said she had contacted police; but police say they have no report on record.
       
A city marshal found the body of George Morales on Wednesday while trying to tow the minivan from beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway overpass. Parking tickets and dust covered the vehicle.
 

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