OffbeatBoy's Grim Discovery Solves Missing Person's Case From 1992
Missing Olympic skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa found dead in Madrid
Ochoa competed in four Winter Olympics, beginning at age 16 at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid. In 1992, she won the bronze in the slalom race, becoming Spain’s first female Winter Olympic medalist. All four of her older siblings also competed in alpine ski racing in various Winter Olympics.
A 13-year-old boy has helped solve the mystery of an elderly woman who wentin Canada nearly three decades ago.
In the fall of 1992, Janet Farris, a 70-year-old mother from British Columbia, was driving to a wedding in Alberta. After stopping for gas, she was never seen again.
Her family and police searched high and low, but neither she nor her car were ever found. Over the years, her relatives resigned themselves to believing she had perished in some kind of road accident.
But a few weeks ago, young Max Werenka was out on Griffin Lake, near Revelstoke, B.C., when he saw a car, upside down, in the cloudy water. It was some 16 feet below his boat.
Boy, 13, who filmed submerged car in Canadian lake on his GoPro camera helps police find the body of 69-year-old woman inside 27 years after she vanished on the way to a wedding
Canadian boy Max Werenka, 13, helped close a 27-year cold case when he discovered a submerged car in Griffin Lake in British Columbia and the body of a missing woman was found inside.
Back on shore, at Griffin Lake Cabins, which his parents operate on the shores of the mountain lake, the family contacted Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Werenkas initially though the car was from a recent crash, but police told them they had already dragged that vehicle from the small body of water.
So off went Max and two local officers, trying to find the spot where the boy had seen the sunken car. Visibility was bad on that day, so Max jumped into the water with his GoPro camera and took a look around. He came back up with video of the vehicle.
RCMP divers went in and hooked the trapped Honda to a tow truck and pulled it from the water. A femalewas behind the wheel of the 1986 Accord. The license plate was registered to Farris. Identification inside the car bore the same name.
Missing bushwalker located safe and well
A bushwalker who was reported missing in northern NSW has been located safe and well. A search was initiated in New England National Park at Darkwood for 43-year-old Alexander James after he went missing during a three-day hike with three friends on the weekend. Police said on Friday night, the first evening of the hike, Mr James went off alone to look for his own campsite. His friends couldn't find him the next morning and they assumed the experienced bushwalker had gone ahead on his own.
Police contacted Farris' family and told them of their find. "I think the worst was," her 62-year-old son, George Farris, told the . "Given a sad situation, it's the best of all outcomes."
The woman's remains will be cremated and placed next to her husband, who died in 1984.
Police speculated the woman swerved to avoid an animal or lost control of the car and rolled into the lake. There was no damage to the front of the car, leading investigators to surmise she did not strike anything.
Mother of woman missing for 13 years says she's thankful for discovery of remains .
The mother of a Missouri woman who has been missing since 2006 says she's sure that human remains found by police in a landfill Wednesday are that of her daughter. Authorities announced Wednesday that they had found remains that were consistent with those of Megan Shultz, who disappeared from her Columbia, Missouri, home in 2006. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
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