Homicide vehicles are always impounded for forensics recovery and investigation purposes. This process may take days or even weeks to complete. During this time, blood and body fluids will continue to seep and spread until they dry out, and the odor produced will become very offensive.
Suicide vehicles are almost always impounded until a thorough investigation is complete. Depending on the method used, the interior will contain body fluids, blood spatter and possibly body tissue or brain matter.
If the victim is not found within a day, decomposition occurs at a much faster rate due to the heat and confined area.
If faced with this situation, please call us at 214-577-4551, and we will meet you at your city impound lot to assist in having the car or truck released to us for cleaning.
Crossroads has all the equipment and expertise needed to disassemble, clean all blood, body fluids, tissue, and finger print dust, decontaminate, remove odor and then reassemble vehicle interiors.
Full coverage insurance policies, in effect at the time of incident, may cover all cleanup and restoration charges minus the deductible. We will coordinate with your insurance adjuster to view the vehicle and point out any additional body damage, and electrical or mechanical issues that resulted from the crime. Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation (if applicable) will reimburse your deductible up to $750.
If no vehicle insurance was carried at the time of incident, Crime Victims’ Compensation (if applicable) will pay a set amount for cleanup only, but will NOT pay for any restoration costs. We will give our honest and professional opinion if we feel the job cannot be completed for the set amount, or if the vehicle damages exceed the vehicle value.
Tips to Claiming an Impounded Vehicle-