Divers find car at bottom of Michigan pond with skeletal remains

Although not confirmed, family believes that the man that the remains found in the car may belong to their family member, Julius “Pete” Colwye who has been missing since Oct. 1, 1984.

Back in 2013 there was a big story about a  car that was found in a Oklahoma lake that had been in that lake since the 1970’s with remains inside.  The discovery of the car solved the mystery of what happened to several people that disappeared.  You can read that story here.

Now, Michigan workers found a car from the 1970’s in Buena Vista Township on Wednesday, and it appears as though this car may also have been in the water for decades.  

The vehicle is a 1970’s car and some have stated it is a 1973 Buick Electra 225.  It was found when the Michigan Dept. of Transportation was at the property located next to a salvage yard on Hack Yard to take barrels out of the water.  Great Lakes Diving and Salvage were doing the clean up when they came across the Buick sedan.  Inside were skeletal remains.  

“This is the second time I’ve found a car with a body in it and usually if there’s somebody in it and the doors aren’t open, nobody tried to get it out. So seeing all the doors closed and all the windows sealed made it real suspicious of what might be inside,” said Michael Mrozinski, lead diver.

Township police Detective Sgt. Greg Klecker did tell The Saginaw News the car had an older license plate.

On Thursday, Michigan State Police tell WWJ Newsradio 950 that they’ve identified the body as a man who was reported missing in 1984, but have not released his name pending notification of family.

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