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Frisco police return family's SUV seized in murder investigation

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The Frisco Police Department returned a couple's only vehicle on Wednesday that was seized months ago as part of a murder investigation.

The department took the Lexus SUV in February after 10-year-old Arnav Dhawan was found dead in his home. Investigators had been trying to access GPS records on the SUV's navigation system, but they ran into trouble with the technology.

Arnav’s mother, Pallavi Dhawan, was charged with murder. Police claim she confessed to killing him, but the family denies that and maintains the boy died of health-related problems.

A Collin County judge ordered the department to return the vehicle before noon on Friday in the same condition as when it was taken.

Pallavi’s husband, Sumeet Dhawan, had the SUV taken by flatbed wrecker to the dealership he bought it from, saying he wants to ensure that it’s safe and runs properly after not having it for the past four months.

"It's tough, it's very emotional," Sumeet said. "You can see the car still has Arnav's toys in it and remember this is the car that both me and he went and bought. It was New Year's Eve December 31st 2012 -- he just loved this car."

Police have yet to present the criminal case to a grand jury.

A medical examiner could not determine Arnav's exact cause of death.

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