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WorldMissing man's remains found after 22 years thanks to Google Earth

00:35  13 september  2019
00:35  13 september  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The remains of a man who was missing for more than 20 years have been found after his submerged car was spotted on Google Earth . William Moldt was 40 when he went missing in 1997 after a night out at a club in Lantana, Florida. The case went cold, but officers solved it more than two

Missing man's remains found after 22 years thanks to Google Earth© N/A William Moldt had been missing since 1997. Pic: NamUs The remains of a man who was missing for more than 20 years have been found after his submerged car was spotted on Google Earth.

William Moldt was 40 when he went missing in 1997 after a night out at a club in Lantana, Florida.

The case went cold, but officers solved it more than two decades later when they were called to reports of a car in a pond in Wellington.

Police pulled the car from the water and found skeletal remains inside. They were identified as belonging to Mr Moldt.

The discovery was near to Moon Bay Circle in Grand Isles, a housing development.

Sheriff's deputies had gone there on 28 August to investigate reports a resident found a submerged vehicle in a retention pond behind his home.

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The remains of a man who was missing for more than 20 years have been found after his submerged car was spotted on Google Earth . William Moldt was 40 when he went missing in 1997 after a night out at a club in Lantana, Florida. The case went cold, but officers solved it more than two

JUST WATCHED. Remains of missing man discovered 22 years later. Recently, a previous resident of a neighborhood in Wellington, Florida, was looking at the neighborhood on Google Earth when they noticed something in the water, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff' s Office.

Missing man's remains found after 22 years thanks to Google Earth© N/A The car was spotted by a resident on Google Earth The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a previous resident was doing a Google Earth search in the area and noticed what appeared to be a car.

That previous resident contacted the current resident of the property and told him what he saw, and a drone then spotted the car underwater and the current resident contacted the sheriff.

A report of the circumstances of the man's disappearance 22 years ago stated: "Moldt had gone to an Adult Night Club on the evening of November 7, 1997.

"Moldt left the night club around 2300 hours. He did not appear intoxicated and left alone in his vehicle.

"Moldt was a quiet man and did not socialise much at the club. He also was not a frequent drinker but did have several drinks at the bar.

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It took 22 years , but a missing man ' s remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google satellite images and noticed a car submerged in a pond, authorities said. Police confirmed the skeletal remains found inside the vehicle were of William

It took 22 years , but a missing man ’ s remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google After his missing persons case went cold, his Google Earth . The Charley Project is an online database collecting and profiling thousands of cold.

"Moldt had called his girlfriend from the bar around 2130 saying he would be home soon, and that was the last contact with him."

According to the Charley Project, which logs cold cases, the Grand Isles had been under construction at the time of Mr Moldt's disappearance.

Missing man's remains found after 22 years thanks to Google Earth© N/A The satellite image of the car in the water. Pic: Charley project/Google Earth

A post on the Charley Project read: "Amazingly, a vehicle had been plainly visible on a Google Earth satellite photo of the area since 2007, but apparently no one had noticed it until 2019, when a property surveyor saw the car while looking at Google Earth."

The car is still visible on the website.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office believes Mr Moldt lost control of his car when driving home. There was no evidence of this when the investigation initially took place, but a shift in the water meant the vehicle was visible.

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