Yvette Mooney Denver, Colorado woman sat dead in a car at hospital emergency parking lot for 3 days before her body was found.
Yvette Mooney, 50, of Denver, Colorado, was found dead on August 23 in the ER parking lot at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.
Police discovered the mother of two & grandmother, in her parked car, three days after her August 20 death.
‘She couldn’t make it inside,’ Mooney’s daughter-in-law Kandra Garcia told WKRN.
‘She thought, “I’m in an ER parking lot. They will find me – somebody will come.” Not three days later when she’s blistered and too decomposed for us to have a proper burial.’
Tinted car windows
Garcia told WKRN that Mooney’s family believed she had gone to the hospital to visit a family friend and pray with them.
But, when Mooney didn’t answer calls, the family said they called police, who were able to locate her in the hospital parking garage. It remained unclear when the family realized Mooney was missing and the length of time that passed before her body was discovered.
Police told the news station that Mooney’s cause of death is still being determined by the coroner’s office and that detectives are asking for surveillance tapes from the hospital.
Police said Mooney’s car windows were said to be tinted, which would’ve made it difficult to see inside the car.
In a statement to KDVR, the hospital said: ‘We offer sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones. Upon discovery of the event we immediately notified the Englewood Police Department and have worked closely with them throughout the ongoing investigation.’
Garcia, who called her mother-in-law a ‘hard worker all her life,’ noted that ‘Somebody dropped the ball and I want answers.’
Mooney’s family is asking that hospital security polices be changed to involve more frequent checking of cars.
‘There should never be an unattended death,’ Garcia said.