In Palm Harbor, Florida, a car associated with a missing man from 2006 was discovered on Friday with skeletal remains inside, according to authorities.
WFLA received confirmation from a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson that the car was discovered in a body of water at about 7 a.m.
According to WFTS, Robert Helphrey was the owner of the vehicle. Humphrey left a nearby eatery on May 22, 2006, and was last seen leaving the area.
According to the news source, Helphrey apparently told his friends he was going home, but no one heard from him again, according to a missing person’s poster at the sheriff’s office. He had just turned 34 years old when he vanished.
The volunteer search team Sunshine State Sonar dive team assisted in locating the vehicle. In Volusia County, Florida, last week, the Sunshine State Sonar dive team assisted investigators in finding a missing teacher’s automobile.
The medical examiner’s office will identify the remains and establish the cause of death.
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