- Jun 8, 2009
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- People's Republic of NJ
The families of three boys who died almost five years ago in the trunk of a car parked in one of their yards as Camden police searched for them have settled lawsuits against the city.
The families of 11-year-old Anibal Cruz, 6-year-old Daniel Agosto and 5-year-old Jesstin Pagan agreed to accept a total of $2.25 million.
The city was searched after the boys vanished June 22, 2005. But no one checked the trunk of the Toyota Camry parked in the Cruz family's yard. Officials found one officer looked quickly in the main part of the car, then moved on.
Toyota agreed last year to pay the family of each boy $100,000.
The latest settlements were made last month and first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Settlements Reached In Case Of 3 Who Died In Trunk - New Jersey 101.5 FM
The kids were the in the parents' car in the parents' yard. Because the police did not look there - the city is liable? The parents did not look there either.
Horrible, horrible tragedy but I don't get how the police or Toyota are responsible.