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A Tennessee family who was missing for nearly two weeks was found dead Wednesday in a wrecked truck. who fell down a ravine, local authorities reported.
According to FOX17 Nashville, Jeremy Cook, 39, was last seen on January 16 with his wife, Johanna Manor, and 8-year-old daughter, Adalicia Manor, whose bodies were found inside a truck near I-840 in the 3700 block of Boston Theta Road, in Williamson County.
The researchers consider the possibility that the truck possibly hit a patch of ice on a bridge before falling about 100 feet into a wooded ravineHickman County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mike Doddo told WKRN-TV.
Doddo added that the family would have died from the impact, and they were not detected before because the location of the vehicle made it difficult to stop them from the bridge.
“The family is devastated. He has lost almost an entire generation in an accident, that is tragic in itself. This is a tragic weather-related accident,” Doddo said.
He noted that a witness reported the accident to the authorities, but left the scene before the authorities arrived, a fact that he regretted, because that could help the family to be found earlier.
During the time they disappeared, the family’s nanny requested a wellness check at their home on January 21, but they didn’t see anyone at home and hadn’t seen anything suspicious.
Two days later, Adalicia’s biological father filed a missing persons report, and local authorities began a search for the family, Fox News reported.
Investigators found information on a cell phone belonging to the relative and they pinged the address to find the location of the crashed truck, informed the authorities.
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