A passerby called police at 8:56 p.m., and dispatch requested police and ambulance minutes later.
Nick Francis, director of Experiential Learning at Seven Hills School, said in a 911 call a security guard contacted him and told him to call 911 because they found a kid in his car. Francis told the dispatcher he wasn’t at the school, but they had been “missing a kid.”
“I got a call from a security guy there because we were trying to find this kid, and he just all of a sudden called me, 'Nick we found him. Call 911, he's in his car,’” Francis told the dispatcher.
Around 9 p.m., according to police, a family member discovered Plush dead inside his 2004 Honda Odyssey -- a death Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco would rule accidental "asphyxia caused by chest compression."
Something -- neither Sammarco nor Lt. Steve Saunders indicated what -- had pressed so hard against Plush's chest that he suffocated.
Here's a timeline of what unfolded:
3:16 p.m. Plush calls 911
3:23 p.m. Call ends, and dispatcher assigns first unit to respond
3:26 p.m. First unit arrives on scene
3:37 p.m. Officers call back Plush’s phone and got voicemail; their assignment is marked complete
3:48 p.m. Deputy checks again
8:56 p.m. Passerby calls 911
8:58 p.m. Duplicate calls come in*
8:59 p.m. Dispatch advises a missing child was found in a vehicle -- Police and ambulance requested
9:11 p.m. Hamilton County officials put up crime scene tape
9:42 p.m. Officials direct traffic away from scene
11:55 p.m. Cincinnati Police Department closes incident
12:19 a.m. Criminal Investigations Section clears scene
(Information from Incident Detail Report)
WCPO is not publishing Plush's 911 calls due to their graphic, disturbing nature and out of respect to his family.