A FAMILY of three were found dead inside a car in Tennessee – 10 days after going missing in bad weather following a crash.
Jeremy Cook, 33, Johanna Manor, 29, and her eight-year-old daughter Adalicia first vanished on January 16.
Their babysitter called a welfare check days later on January 21 but no one was home before Adalicia’s dad filed a missing person’s report.
The car was found on Wednesday – 10 days after they had disappeared.
Cops believe the car hit some ice on the road during their journey from Franklin to Hickman County and crashed.
Officials at The Tennessee Highway Patrol say that the truck went over a concrete wall and fell around 100 feet into a ravine.
Hickman County Sheriff Randal Ward told The Tennessean: “They were likely possibly going back and forth (from home) and I suspect that’s when the crash happened.
“Their truck went off the road and crashed and it appears they died as a result of the wreck.”
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Cops found information for a cell phone the family had after searching their home.
They were able to pinpoint a location when they pinged the device. Authorities then found the car following a foot search.
The three victims were all wearing seat belts but investigators believe they died on impact, WTVF rapporti.
There is no indication of foul play, secondo la polizia.
Their bodies will be sent to medical examiners in Davidson County where an official cause of death will be determined.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.