Skip to comments.Divers find minivan with human bones in (Alligator) Alley canal (FL)
Posted on 03/31/2010 6:03:49 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
WESTON - A canal along Alligator Alley yielded up a murky mystery Wednesday: an algae-covered minivan with human bones that may have been submerged for more than a decade.
Broward Sheriff's Office divers on a training mission discovered the van in 18 feet of water near a rest area at Mile Marker 31 along Interstate 75, Sheriff's spokesman Mike Jachles said. The remains of at least one person were inside.
The case was being treated as a homicide, and investigators were trying to determine "how many more human remains might be in the water, how they got there and whether this was accidental or something more sinister," Jachles said.
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Drag those canals and you’ll probably find cars and skeletons per mile.
License plate?? Duh??
SC—may be of interest to you. Accompanying articles tell of divers finding vehicles containing people missing for decades in these Florida canals.
This vehicle held the remains of a woman and two young kids. Missing since 1999.
I’ll bet he’s still a registered Democrat...
People down here dump their cars in the canals to get the insurance money. Another article said one out of a hundred recovered cars have human remains in them. It's not an an unusual story for Florida.
Maybe more training missions are in order....
Maybe Jimmy Hoffa.
If you give the case to the Feds, they will start with the rust obscured serial number from the axle.
Use their special lab resources to bring out the numbers from changes in the metal wave lengths and reactions to various dyes.
Research records back to the original plant that made the axle and to which assembly plant the part was shipped. Find out the color of the van, options installed and options that were not selected. Tire make and tread pattern will be especially noted.
Find the dealer that originally sold the van, what dealer options were installed and then interview every previous owner in succession as to why they had owned the van and for what purpose.
The trail ends three years later when the suspected last owners are not found and a BOLO is issued for a Party Of Interest.
All while the license plate is sitting in a box, in a closet somewhere in Virginia.
Quite sad really regardless of the circumstances. Hopefully some family somewhere will at least finally learn what happened to their loved one(s) so many years ago. I can’t imagine living years and years with questions, wondering. May the police be successful with identification and facts, and may the family they contact have some closure...
We had to wait a week until we learned what became of my brother....
That was an eternity....
I can’t even imagine YEARS.
Where was Ted Kennedy ten years ago?
Sorry about your brother, and to be honest I can’t imagine... after reading this story in full it appears to be a beautiful mother, daughter and sister, along with her two daughters and her unborn child. And for me a classic case of you don’t know what you don’t know, because in the story her brother’s comment indicates that he’d rather believe they were still alive somewhere. Hope... a good thing to have and terrible thing to lose maybe?? I think after this I’m going to stay away from such sad stories for a while, and again sorry about your brother!