by: Tia Johnson, Nexstar Media Wire

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 / 6:36 AM EDT
Updated: March 31, 2021 / 6:36 AM EDT

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (WDAF) – Friends of a Missouri teenage boy who were found dead days after he crashed wonder how hard the police looked for him.

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Friends looking alone found the body of 19-year-old Caleb Hansen on Sunday.

The crash happened last Wednesday. Hansen got into a wreck with another car. Police said Hansen was not at the scene when they arrived.

“To this day, I still don’t believe that the Grandview police feel what we feel today,” said Hansen’s friend Dallis Henderson. “We are so hurt by the measures they have taken.”

Henderson said he had been looking for his friend for days.

“We didn’t want to find him like that,” he said.

Four days after the crash, Hansen’s friends found his body.

“We’re talking about a man who could have been saved,” said Henderson. “We’re talking about a man who could have been taken care of.”

Henderson said it was possible Hansen ran away from the crash, admitting that he may not have been sober and scared.

Henderson said he feels that finding Hansen is not a priority for the police.

Grandview police said they were looking for Hansen the night of the crash, and on Friday officials from the department were using drones when the family informed them that Hansen was still missing.

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“You didn’t take the time to go out here and look like us,” said Joe Morales, Hansen’s friend.

Morales said Hansen was found about 400 meters before the crash.

Friends told the WDAF that the spot they found Hansen’s body was the same spot they checked just the day before. Now they believe he survived the crash but died and waited for help.

The loved ones started a GoFundMe to cover their funeral expenses.

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