Wednesday, August 24, 2005; Posted: 7:15 p.m. EDT (23:15 GMT)
CLEARLAKE OAKS, California (AP) -- A Hollywood producer who was found dead in a car with his young daughter had apparently suffered a heart attack and fallen on top of the girl, suffocating her, according to a coroner's report.
The body of Terry Carr, 62, toppled onto his 9-year-old daughter as she slept in the cargo area of their SUV, leaving her unable to escape or breathe, according to Lake County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Russ Perdock. Carr and his daughter, Arieka, were found August 1.
Carr weighed about 212 pounds and his daughter was about 53 pounds, Perdock said Tuesday
Sometimes you just get the impression that the Gods of Irony are rolling around in the asiles just trying to one up one another. I'm sure it's an unimportant point, but I just keep wondering how he managed to fall on her in such a way that she couldn't get her mouth or nose free of the flab. If she were a cannibal or he were made of chocolate, she could have always tried to eat her way to freedom.