Wife of Miami police officer dies after being locked in car for hours

first_imgPolice say the wife of a Miami police officer has died after she was trapped in the back of her husband’s patrol vehicle for hours.According to the Miami Herald, on Friday afternoon 56-year-old Clara Paulino of Miami, went into her husbands SUV to look for something when the doors locked behind her and she got stuck inside for hours during extremely hot weather.Aristides Paulino, 58, was sleeping during the time. Investigators say Clara Paulino spent about four hours stuck inside until her family discovered her body. Investigators did not immediately say for what Paulino had been looking.Investigators are treating the death of Clara Paulino, 56, as an accident, the Miami Herald reported.The SUV has a cage that separates the back seat from the front seat and has bars on the windows, Matthew Reyes, the vice president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, told NBC 6. He said the vehicle’s doors lock and can only be opened from the outside.The case is being investigated by the Miami-Dade Police Department, which investigates all unnatural deaths in Miami Shores.last_img read more

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