NY NY - Leslie, 29, Julie, 6, & Timothy Guthrie, 3, Katonah, 6 Feb 1977

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  1. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    In another case where a body was recovered in a submerged car after decades, the detective on that case stated a missing person with a missing car for a long period of time usually means they're in a body of water. So, I'm thinking this is the general consensus among law enforcement.
     
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  2. VaYank5150

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    This makes a ton of sense. While I acknowledge that precision sonar gear is very expensive, based on videos I have seen from AWP, I wonder how many cases COULD have been resolved sooner if local law enforcement could afford the gear.
     
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  3. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    It is expensive, and cost is also what prohibited water searches decades ago, including the case I was referring to. Plus, some searches might include multiple bodies of water along multiple routes, making it that much more cost prohibitive. And I wonder how many cases could have been, and could be, resolved if it were affordable, too.
     
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    Skigirl Verified expert in neuroscience

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    I pointed this one out a number of years ago and it turned out to not be the car. I grew up in the area and used to figure skate at a rink very close to that ramp. We took that route every single morning for many years on my way to and from practice. The idea that the car flew off of it and into the water isn't far-fetched. It was very icy sometimes.

    Also, someone asked if the IBM headquarters was in that location in 1977 and I can confirm that it was in that location in Armonk near the Greenwich line. The campus shared a border with the American Can campus and had been there for some time before 1977. Many of the parents in my town worked there.

    I have always been convinced that they went into a body of water. Maybe the Kensico Reservoir or maybe the little body of water near her sister's house. There's a lot of water in the area.

    Even before global warming, the lakes rarely froze enough to bear the weight of a car, though I could see a scenario in which the ice near the bank was thick enough to support a car temporarily while it skidded out a ways and finally hit thinner ice and fell through. So if the car is in a body of water, it may be a little further out than it would be if the car went into the water in the summertime.
     
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  5. Alleykins

    Alleykins Well-Known Member

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    @Skigirl Thank you for the insight. If it wasn't a vehicle, do you know what it turned out to be?
     
  6. Skigirl

    Skigirl Verified expert in neuroscience

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    I think it was just an optical illusion/artifact on the satellite image. I think someday someone will encounter the car by accident
     
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    Update. I received an email from Jared with Adventures with Purpose and they will be onsite to search the first week of October!
     
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    Thank you for the update.
     
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