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Boy, you guys in Abbotsford BC are friendly bunch! ;)

An elderly man spent at least three days in his vehicle on the side of a busy Canadian highway before anyone - including police who checked the car's license plate - realized he was dead.

A passing motorist discovered the man's body after deciding to check the vintage-model car on the Trans-Canada Highway near Abbotsford, British Columbia, on Sunday to see if it was for sale.

The car's license number was checked by passing police on Friday and Saturday to make sure it was not stolen, but the officers apparently did not stop to inspect it because it was not impeding traffic.

Officials believe the 75-year-old man became ill and pulled off to the side of highway, which is used by hundreds of Vancouver-area motorists each day. They say he then probably slumped down in his seat and died.

"A lot of people drove past that vehicle. It's just unfortunate that it took the circumstances that it did to find the gentleman," said Constable Steve Hiscoe of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The man's dog was also in the vehicle, but survived the ordeal unharmed.
 

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My Uncle, which I took his name when I was 6 years old, commited suicide in a rest area in Weatherford, TX, in the late 80's, and they didn't discover the body until 4 days later in the back of his van. Sure was a mess by then in the Summer.

So, yeah, it can happen.

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I'm sorry Raymond, what an awful story. I only posted this story because I thought it was so bizarre. I guess I can understand it in the rest area a little more, because people will often stay there for several hours, but along the highway is just weird. In the states that car would have been towed long before that.

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Just caught the end of your story and reminded me that my uncle did take his dog with him.. When the coroner got there they took the dog and stuck him in a bag, and tossed him in the median.

Him and that dog were best pals for over 16 years, that dog was pretty darn old for a dog. Shame he was tossed away as trash like that.

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Silicon Sam wrote:
Him and that dog were best pals for over 16 years, that dog was pretty darn old for a dog. Shame he was tossed away as trash like that.
Ya, that's sad too. The coroner was obviously not a pet lover or he never could have done that. Our pets are like family.

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