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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    FL - Frances Hendrickson, 64, Punta Gorda, June 1993


    Police "99% sure" remains are missing woman

    Police confirm skeletal remains and clothing have been found inside a vehicle crews pulled out of a canal in Punta Gorda. The car was found blocks from where a 64-year-old woman disappeared in 1993.

    The missing woman, Frances Hendrickson, was last seen by a neighbor driving her 1987 light blue colored Buick station wagon down her block.

    Punta Gorda police started their investigation on the 3700 block of Whippoorwill Boulevard for a report of a missing woman on June 30, 1993.

    Throughout the years, divers followed lead after lead in the canals only to find dead end after dead end. "It turned out to be a roof, or it turned out to be a porta potty, or another mass," explains Capt. Tom Lewis with the Punta Gorda Police Department.

    Detectives always suspected Hendrickson drove her car off the road into a canal in Punta Gorda Isles. ..............

    Wednesday, using even newer, more advanced sonar from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, divers discovered a light blue station wagon in the water behind the intersection of Whippoorwill Boulevard and Eider Street, just blocks from Hendrickson's home.

    "Almost a soon as we hit the water we came to this area because it's close to her home and we located the vehicle," Capt. Lewis told reporters.

    This area was previously searched by air and water numerous times, but the advanced sonar made the discovery possible. ..............

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    Jan 2013
    Nowheresville, VT.

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    Jan 2008

  4. #4
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    Sep 2012
    It keeps changing!
    I wonder if we could start using that sonar equipment more places? That sounds like a nifty new invention.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2012
    Makes you wonder how many "person and car missing" cases could be solved with a snorkel.

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