Metro Detroit family fights to get deceased father’s car back from towing company, end charges

Detroit police towed man’s vehicle, did not notify family

DETROIT – After a Metro Detroit man died of a medical emergency in his car, the Detroit Police Department had it towed -- the car has been racking up towing charges ever since and the family is now trying to get it back.

Local 4′s consumer investigative team has been working to get answers for a man dealing with the fallout of the sudden death of his father.

The family of Soloman Jones, who died suddenly of a medical emergency in his car, wants to know why they were never notified of his passing, but they also want to know why Detroit police towed his car and allowed it to rack up towing charges.

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About the Author:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.