Late last week Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to recover a vehicle reported stolen years ago, but the owner may not be exactly proud to have his car back. The car is obviously totaled after being found at the bottom of West Point Lake.
The incident began on November 17 at about 6 p.m. when Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were called to the boat ramp at Glass Bridge Park at the boat ramp upon reports that a boater had spotted what appeared to be a submerged vehicle.
Once on scene, deputies were able to determine an unknown type vehicle was about 30 feet from the edge of the boat ramp submerged completely under water.
The next morning about 11 a.m. divers with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were able to attach a cable to the vehicle from a tow truck and pull it to shore.
Investigators were later able to run the Vehicle Identification Number off the car and determined it to be a 2012 Mitsubishi Galant. The vehicle was reported stolen in March 2013 in Valley, Alabama.
Valley Police were notified of the recovered vehicle and it was removed from the location.
Due to the condition of the vehicle, which appeared to have spent multiple years underwater, Investigators do not expect to recover significant evidence from the vehicle.
This incident is still under investigation by the Valley Police Department.
If anyone has any information on this incident, please contact the Valley Police Department at 334-756-5200. Information can also be relayed through the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer