First up, remember May Zhou, the Stanford graduate student who was found dead in her car trunk in Santa Rosa? Well, her father remains convinced it was not a suicide, and cites a private autopsy report he's commissioned that shows blunt force trauma injuries. The offical police report, by contrast, showed no trauma injuries but did indicate toxic levels of Benadryl in her system. Zhou's father will not name the pathologist who conducted the private autopsy, or release his report to the police, though, saying it would jeopardize the investigation. The police say they will certainly look into the matter again and see if a murder was in fact committed.
Richard Gambord, a man with multiple sclerosis is distraught after learning that Quinn, his missing 15-month-old golden retriever service dog, was found dead and then disposed of in a rendering plant as roadkill. Quinn, wearing his purple service jacket, had escaped from Gambord's car after Gambord had gotten in an accident. Gambord had searched a week for Quinn, and Caltrans's stated policy is that dogs and cats that are hit on the road aren't taken to the roadkill dump. The employee who found Quinn said he didn't see the purple jacket or collar indicating that Quinn was a service dog and went ahead and sent him to the rendering plant.