Murder Suspect's Van Towed, SF Cops Don't Notice Body Inside For A Week

Ah, San Francisco, the city where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars... unless they get towed away and auctioned off, of course. The story of the stolen car that racked up 29 parking tickets, yet couldn't be found by police was bad enough, but now a new nadir has been reached. In this case, a missing-person report led to police with cadaver dogs impounding a van that the dogs found very interesting. Then the van sat in a no-doubt-incredibly-crowded impound yard... for a week. Meanwhile, the van owners- perhaps realizing that someone might put two and two together- had time to split town before someone thought to check inside the van. Paging Inspector Callahan! [San Francisco Chronicle]