Divers Find Jeep Submerged for 16 Years in Des Moines Lake

Associated Press

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.

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