The vehicle seems to have been the beginning of our son's problems when he telephoned his father in distress, saying, he "had a flat tire."
Several reports in Georgia detail the vehicle, when it was found, who found it and even helicopter searches were performed looking for its driver. Plans for coordinating investigation after impound were discussed in reports.
Although the reports indicate the vehicle was found on 12/12/1998, the father told Baldwin County police officers he had gone and found the vehicle the day after his son called in distress, which would have been 12/9/1998 - the day of the reported suicide. (See records below.)