DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Member of a police dive team have discovered a stolen vehicle apparently submerged in a Des Moines lake for 16 years.
KCCI-TV reports the Metro Area Dive Team was practicing Wednesday at Easter Lake when they found the submerged Jeep.
Officer David Chiodo says the vehicle clearly had been in the lake a long time. It was covered in grime and had lots of fishing lines and sinkers attached to it.
Police traced the vehicle to Carlisle, where a 1998 police report showed the vehicle had been stolen.
Police think it likely had been in the lake since then.