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Mystery of Florence submerged car solved

WAFF's Kellie Miller reporting
Published: Feb. 25, 2022 at 7:03 AM CST
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A bizarre mystery in Lauderdale County has been solved. It all started when a group of divers found a car submerged in a creek near Elgin on Sunday.

The mysterious car was spotted by Chaos Divers, a group based out of Illinois. The team found the car by chance because they were in the area on another mission.

The Chaos Divers were reportedly searching for a Tennessee man who had been missing for years. So far, the group has found or helped find 10 missing people and even solved cold cases. But on this mission, they found the car upside down in at least 10 feet of water. The car had Canadian tags dating back to 2002.

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Hamilton told our news partners at the Times Daily, the owner of the car messaged them via Facebook, after seeing a news story in Canada. The owner said she moved from Canada to Alabama 20 years ago, to work at a camp for troubled youth. She said two teenage girls from the program stole the vehicle while everyone was asleep. The girls were caught, but the car was never found until now.

Florence Dive Team members spent hours surveying the murky water of Second Creek. The divers from Illinois will be in town Friday continuing their search for the lost Tennessee man.

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