Sometimes it pays to have a predictable iPhone password.
On Monday afternoon, Melissa Vasquez went missing.
The 28-year-old San Jose woman’s Chevrolet Cruze had tumbled down a steep 500-foot embankment on Mount Hamilton. Vasquez lay there, injured, for hours.
When police received an OnStar system report about a rollover accident involving the vehicle, the system’s pegged location was incorrect. It led police to Hamilton’s neighbourhood, not the scene of the accident.
After searching the area for two hours, Vasquez’s cell company gave police an updated location: a 7-mile radius of downtown San Jose. Still, authorities were unable to locate Vasquez or her vehicle.
By 3 a.m. the next morning, Vasquez’s mother filed a missing person’s report.
"The family was extremely concerned about her," Campbell police Lieutenant Gary Berg told Mercury News. “At that point it raised our concern it was something more than an On-Star issue.”
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