A Montgomery County Police spokesman said police should have taken a missing person’s report when the father of a deceased 17-year-old Walt Whitman High School student first contacted them with concerns about his missing son who later turned up dead.
“Based on circumstances presented to us, a report could have been and probably should have been taken by a police officer at that point,” Montgomery County Police Spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said.
The father of Navid Sepehri said he gave police the location of his son's cell phone when he first contacted them at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, but Starks says police did not note Sepehri as missing until the afternoon.
“It’s under investigation,” Starks said.