The body of William Moldt, a 40-year-old American who was taken for granted in November 1997 It has been found thanks to Google Maps.
Barry Fay, a 50-year-old man from Florida, called police after a neighbor told him he had seen on Google Maps that there was a car in the pond behind his house.
Fay didn't believe his neighbor at first, but He asked a friend who had a drone to fly over the pond to check. Indeed, there was a car there and the police pulled out the vehicle with Moldt's body inside.
Car has been visible in Google Earth since at least 2007 thanks to the company's satellite mapping software.
Vehicle detail as can be seen on Google Maps
Investigators still have no idea what happened to Moldt, who disappeared after visiting a nightclub 22 years ago. Moldt had called his girlfriend around 9:30 pm to tell him that he was on his way home but never heard of him. Some speculate that he may have drunk too much.
«You can't determine what happened many years ago»a police spokesman from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office told the BBC. "All we know is that it disappeared from the face of the Earth, and has now been discovered."