Drowinging Victim’s Gold Chain Missing

Drowinging Victim’s Gold Chain Missing

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A TRAGEDY TOOK HER SON. THEN SHE FOUND THAT A GIFT HE ALWAYS WORE IS GONE TOO. WHEN AND WHERE A GOLD CHAIN DISAPPEARED IS STARTLING. MIKE MCKNIGHT HAS THIS SIX ON YOUR SIDE INVESTIGATION. CARMEN BOSTON HOLDS HER SON’S MEMORY IN HER HEART BUT WONDERS WHY HIS GOLD CHAIN ISN’T IN HER HAND. CARMEN BOSTON/MOTHER SAID, “THE ONLY THING I HAVE LEFT IS TO LOOK AT IT IN A PICTURE.” IN MAY 31 YEAR OLD RAY BOSTON JUNIOR DROWN NORTH OF OMAHA. THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF SENT THE BODY TO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER FOR AUTOPSY. THE CHIEF DEPUTY PHOTOGRAPHED PERSONAL AFFECTS THAT WENT ALONG. 49 DOLLARS CASH, A POCKET KNIFE AND GOLD CHAIN. CARMEN BOSTON/MOTHER SAID, “HE REALLY CHERISHED IT BECAUSE LIKE OK MY MOM MY SISTER AND MY DAD GAVE ME THIS. IT WAS SOMETHING OF VALUE.” A COURIER SIGNED OUT RAY’S BODY FROM THE MORGUE FOR TRANSPORT TO A MORTUARY AND THE RELEASE LISTS CASH- KNIFE AND YELLOW METAL BRACELETTE. THE FUNERAL HOME DIRECTOR SAYS HIS STAFF DIDN’T FIND VALUABLES IN THE BODY BAG SO THE PERSONAL AFFECTS INCLUDING THE GOLD CHAIN ARE MISSING. CARMEN BOSTON/MOTHER SAID, “THEY SHOULD INVESTIGATE IT MORE TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO IT. THAT WOULD GIVE ME A LITTLE B IT MORE CLOSURE.” MCKNIGHT SAID, AFTER A CALL FROM SIX ON YOUR SIDE THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASSIGNED A DETECTIVE TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GOLD NECKLACE. THE DETECTIVE DIDN’T FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF THEFT INVOLVING THE BODY TRANSPORT COMPANY. CHIEF DEPUTY TOM WHEELER, “IT HAD MADE A FEW STOPS IN THE PROCESS AND IT WAS A CASE OF AT SOME POINT THE PROPERTY WAS LIKELY MISTAKENLY THROWN AWAY.” CARMEN HAS BEEN REIMBURSED 790 DOLLARS WITH THE MORTUARY AND BODY TRANSPORT SERVICE SPLITTING THE AMOUNT. CARMEN BOSTON/MOTHER SAID, “THERE NEEDS TO BE A CHANGE IN THE POLICY ON HOW THEY HANDLE PEOPLE’S BELONGINGS.” CHIEF DEPUTY TOM WHEELER, “THERE WAS SOME HOLES IN PROCEDURES ON HOW PROPERTY IS TRANSFERRED FROM ONE ORGANIZATION TO ANOTHER. I THINK BOTH COMPANIES MADE POSITIVE CHANGES TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN.” A MISSING PERSONAL AFFECT LEADS TO A BETTER CHAIN OF CUSTODY. MIKE MCKNIGHT WOWT6 NEWS BECAUSE OF OUR SIX ON YOUR SIDE INVESTIGATION ANYONE WHO LOSES A LOVED ONE CAN FEEL MORE CONFIDENT THAT PERSONAL AFFECTS WON’T BE LOST. THE SHERIFF’S REPORT DOESN’T NAME THE MORTUARY OR THE BODY TRANSPORT COMPANY.

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