It was a great enough shock for the family of George Morales, 58, when his decomposed body was found in his van under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway underpass. What was even more surprising were the four tickets left by police who repeatedly cited the vehicle without noticing the body.
The family had been looking for the man and the van for weeks and cannot understand why the police did not report the vehicle at some point over the course of a month of tickets. Instead, every Monday, the van was simply given a new ticket. The window of the van was cracked and witnesses said that the odor was overwhelming. The body in the back seat was visible through the windows.
The coroner’s office determined that George Morales died of a heart attack.
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