40-year-old William Moldt, who lives in Florida, disappeared without a trace in November 1997. The man was returning home from a nightclub but never arrived. The case of his disappearance remained unsolved for over two decades. The seemingly hopeless investigation found its solution thanks to modern technology. Specifically, Google Earth and satellite images. It was on one of these that someone noticed a car-like object resting underwater in a small body of water.
According to information provided by the sheriff’s office, an anonymous Internet user once lived in the area. One day he decided to check via Google Earth what his former neighbourhood looked like. When he zoomed in, his interest was aroused by an unusual object in the depths of the lake. It looked just like a car wreck, so he decided to investigate further.
The former resident contacted the current owner of the house. This in turn used a flying drone to confirm and make sure it was car wreck. After all, it was a pond located right behind his house. In the end, it turned out that there was actually wreck white car.
The man informed police of his discovery, who decided to investigate the unusual report. Officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office found a car wreck and human remains. The investigation revealed that they belonged to a man who went missing in 1997.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System has found some information on this case. They show that in November 1997 William Moldt went to a nightclub. However, he did not appear to be drunk and left the premises alone before midnight. While still at the club, he called his girlfriend and informed her that he would be going home soon.
The housing estate where the pond is located was under construction at the time. So no one noticed when or how Moldt’s car ended up in the water. Barry Fay, who lives in the area told the Palm Beach Post that he never noticed anything from the shoreline. The wrecked car along with the man’s body was completely invisible from the shoreline.
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