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Miami Police Begin Pulling Cars Submerged From a Doral Lake. Here’s What They Found So Far.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is recovering multiple cars found submerged in a lake in Doral, Florida.

Divers working for a private company to investigate a missing person cold case said they found 32 cars while exploring a lake nestled in an industrial park west of Miami. They notified the police, which began pulling the vehicles from the lake Tuesday morning.

Here is what they found on the first day of vehicle recovery.

Police won’t rule out possibility of new evidence in cold cases

Zabaleta said the the MDPD team investigating homicide cold cases hasn’t been led to this lake before, but they would not rule it out as a possibility.

Based on the first vehicle that was pulled, he expected that they were stolen and discarded after a joy ride. But they will continue to examine the recovered cars for evidence linked to outstanding cases.

“We’re not gonna discard the possibility of some type fraud that also can occur and some other type of foul play like a homicide,” Zabaleta said, noting that the detectives investigating deaths were on the scene.

Volunteer divers found cars while working missing person cold case

Divers Ken Fleming and Doug Bishop with United Search Corps work on a volunteer basis to investigate missing persons cold cases, they told 7News Miami. The organization works on cases that could have started up to 40 years ago.

They were investigating a case where someone drove from Pinellas County to the Miami International Airport to pick up a relative and never returned.

They targeted this lake because it is nearby the airport with easy access, which could lend itself to foul play.

When they found 32 cars, the divers suspected it was a dumping ground for ongoing criminal activity.

“When we discover a spot like this with multiple vehicles, it pretty much indicates that a crime where they’re disposing the vehicles and hiding them from law

Source: USA Today