News short: Man found dead in his truck at Wal-Mart identified

Washington police officers found a man deceased in his car Tuesday afternoon at Wal-Mart. Washington, Utah, Jan. 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Holly Blaha, St. George News

WASHINGTON — Officers responded to the Washington Wal-Mart Tuesday afternoon and found a man dead in his vehicle.

A man was discovered dead in his truck Tuesday at the Washington Wal-Mart. Washington, Utah, Jan. 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Matt Thompson, St. George News
A man was discovered dead in his truck Tuesday at the Washington Wal-Mart. Washington, Utah, Jan. 3, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Matt Thompson, St. George News

“There was a male adult found deceased in his vehicle,” Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said. “(There were) no indications of foul play, and until the medical examiner’s report is completed we won’t know the cause of death.”

Kantor said there was no indication of any kind what could have caused the man’s death. Officials were called to the scene between 4-4:30 p.m. and found the man inside a gold truck with a black camper shell on the back.

“(No) evidence of any violence or anything like that. It could have been medical, natural causes, we don’t know,” Kantor added.

The man has been identified as James Garlick, 40, of Mona. His sister Carol Bullard of Washington confirmed to St. George News Tuesday night that Garlick was the man found in the truck.

“Actually it was weird,” Bullard said in an internet chat. “We had been looking for him for days and my daughter happened to be at Walmart picking up a prescription and saw the cops in the parking lots with the caution tape around a vehicle that looked like my brothers so she immediately called me and I told her to go over and ask if it was him so she did and it was so she ended up telling me then I rushed down there.”

Bullard said she has notified the rest of the family about Garlick’s death. He is survived by his parents, 6 children and 8 brothers and sisters.

Bullard had posted on her Facebook account that Garlick was missing since Sunday and had asked for help in locating him.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Erik January 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Whatever they find out about the cause of death, doesn’t bring those six children’s dad or brother/son to his family back. This is a terribly sad story and my condolences go out to the family…

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