The Right Coast

April 15, 2004
This really is an outrage
By Tom Smith

County sheriffs and CHP leave little girl and dead mom at the bottom of a canyon for five days while desperate relatives beg them to search. I guess we can be grateful the mom died quickly from the trauma of the accident. That the little girl survived is little short of miraculous.

I've driven through that country and the roads are spooky, even to someone who grew up driving mountain roads. But it's hard to believe a competent search effort would not have turned up the car.