(WICHITA, Kan.) — Police acknowledge it's a story with a shock factor.
On June 10, a Wichita doctor jumped the curb on Greenwich with his SUV and struck a landscaper. Investigators said he then drove to his home about three miles away with the body stuck on the roof the whole time.
To some in the court of public opinion the case is cut and dry and worthy of jail time. But to the investigators responsible for finding justice, it's not so simple. That's why no formal charges have been filed nearly seven weeks later.
"We have to stay within the confines of the law and we have to make sure that we're being fair to everybody involved while still showing some understanding to the family that's had the loss," said WPD Lt. Joe Schroeder.
Police and KHP investgators have done independent reenactments and came up with the same results, Schroeder said. He added the driver tested negative for drugs and alcohol.