Second Car Found in Santa Fe River in Less Than a Month Raises Eyebrows
Published October 16th, 2013
FORT WHITE, FL. - Law enforcement believes the circumstances are fishy, but a submerged sedan apparently isn't uncommon this time of year.
Nevertheless Fort White residents were shocked by what a team of Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office investigators hauled in Wednesday morning along the Santa Fe River.
Initial information seems to show the vehicle, a late model Honda Accord was stolen.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Jeff Manning says, "at the time we got here, we got the information on the plate it had not been entered in as stolen, they were in the process of doing that it was my understanding out of Lake City and through the Columbia County Sheriff's Office."
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office investigators say, the vehicle found this morning marks the second stolen vehicle removed from the river this month.
Witnesses say the car was in neutral when it was removed from the river, which led them to believe it was pushed in and abandoned.
The Sheriff's Office has not ruled out the possibility that both vehicles were stolen by the same person.
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