Reports: Woman Found Dead in Towed Car Was 'Happy, Healthy, Positive' Brittany Clardy
18-year-old from St. Paul was discovered 8 days after car arrived at impound lot.
Friends have told local media that the person found dead inside a towed car parked at a Columbia Heights impound lot is Brittany Clardy, 18, of St. Paul.
Law enforcement authorities have not released the name of the deceased woman, but news outlets interviewed friends who identified her as Clardy, who they said left home Feb. 11 and never returned.
A friend told WCCO-TV, “She had a spirit, she had a nice vibe around her.”
A parent whose child attended a child care program at a St. Paul park where Clardy worked told the Star Tribune Clardy always seemed "really happy, healthy and positive. ... How could she be in an impound lot for eight days? I think we failed as a society."
It's not the practice of towing companies to do any kind of vehicle inventory when towing cars, KARE11 reported, citing police.
- See the full press release from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at Patch.com.
- See the KARE11 report above or at KARE11.com.
- See the StarTribune report.
- See report on WCCO-TV.