Stolen Items Found in Crash Victim's Home

9 years 6 months 1 week ago May 29, 2007 May 29, 2007 Tuesday, May 29 2007 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:21:50 PM CDT in News
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WARRENSBURG (AP) - Police in Warrensburg recovered three truckloads of stolen goods from the home of a man who died in a crash along with two passengers while fleeing police. Officers searched the home of 31-year-old Walter Rivers after the pre-dawn crash Sunday on a highway in Knob Noster. Rivers was driving a stolen truck and took off after being stopped for speeding. Rivers crashed the truck less than two minutes later, killing himself, his girlfriend's 13-year-old son and the boy's 12-year-old friend. Police found more than ten stolen credit cards at the crash site. A search of Rivers' Warrensburg home later Sunday turned up a range of stolen items including two safes, a refrigerator, swords, gas grills and other goods. Police say many of the items had been taken in recent burglaries, some just hours before the crash.

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