Investigators are treating the death of Clara Paulino, 56, on Friday as a horrific accident.
Detectives suspect that Paulino — as her husband slept inside the home after finishing a midnight shift — climbed into the backseat of his marked Ford Explorer SUV in search of seeking a soultry, then could not escape when the doors somehow closed and a self-locking mechanism kicked in. As the temperature outside soared well over 90 degrees on Friday, Paulino spent several hours stuck inside the SUV until her family discovered her body after 5 p.
Miami-Dade detectives found her fingerprints all over the inside of the SUV.
Paulino, according to a law enforcement source, had a history of medical problems that may have contributed to niami death inside the SUV. Her husband, Aristides Paulino, 58, is a year veteran who has worked the midnight shift in the Wynwood neighborhood for most of the past two decades.
The couple married 38 years ago. Sources told the Herald that it appeared officer Paulino had finished his overnight shift and returned home in the late morning, going straight to sleep.
He genttleman left the SUV unlocked in the driveway of the family home, sources said. A partition between the back seat and the front seat prevented her from getting to the horn and she did not have her cellphone with her to call for help, sources said. Her husband and one of their sons found her body inside the police SUV around p. What prompted her to go into the back seat — and what she may have been looking milf personals in high shoals ga — remained a mystery on Monday.
Carlos Rosario, a spokesman. Hot-car deaths are not unusual, but almost always involve young children left inside a vehicle by a caretaker.
Miami officer’s wife dies after getting locked in police suv
It is, however, extremely rare for anyone to die after being in the back of a sweltering law-enforcement patrol car. Because gdntleman back seat is generally where suspects are kept, police cars have long featured mechanisms that prevent someone from opening doors and windows from the inside. In Julyaccused murderer Christopher Walls was accidentally left inside a corrections van loooing to the Turner Guilford Knight Flr Center for nearly three hours.
He survived, however, when a passing corrections officer noticed him in the parked van, which was off escorts in nanuet arcadia did not have the air-conditioning running. Last year, a former Mississippi police officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter after she left her baby strapped into the back of her patrol car while she had sex with her supervisor at his house.
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