Sheriff's investigators are digging in a vacant lot northeast of Lake Wales today, searching for clues in an 8-year-old cold case.
Detectives recently arrested the boyfriend of a Lake Wales woman missing since Dec. 8, 2001, and today they began digging in a lot on Chuck Wagon Way near where Kimberly Mimmovich, 37, lived.
The search came after a tip from a man who said his memory was stirred when he saw this month's news coverage of the Mimmovich case, said Donna Wood, Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
Steve Bodway Sr. said that 3 1/2 to four years ago he and his son, Steve Jr., were clearing a lot on Chuck Wagon Way for the property's owner when they dug into a buried car.
They were looking for a place to dig a hole in which to bury brush, so they simply covered the car back up and dug in a different spot, he said, and they didn't think much of it.