Remains of missing man found on Google Earth after 20 years Posted by: Mikail Mumuni September 13, 2019 Leave a comment The remains of a man who went missing more than two decades ago have been found after his car was spotted on Google Earth submerged in a lake. William Earl Moldt, 40, disappeared after he set out to drive home from a nightclub on Nov 7, 1997 in Lantana, Florida. A property surveyor looking at Google Earth spotted the car on August 28 this year. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies went to look at the vehicle, finding it was heavily calcified and had been there for a long time. When they pulled it out they found skeletal remains inside. A coroner has now confirmed that they belonged to Mr Moldt. The car had been driven into a man-made lake on a housing estate, which was under construction at the time he vanished. The remains of William Moldt, who went missing two decades ago in Florida, have been found in a submerged car visible on Google Maps A missing persons case had long been abandoned by police. The car, a white 1994 Saturn SL with the licence plate RAF61S, had been visible on Google Earth satellite images since 2007, but was only spotted 12 years later. A missing persons report from the time recorded that Mr Moldt had “gone to an Adult Night Club” and left at 11pm. It said: “He did not appear intoxicated and left alone in his vehicle. Moldt was a quiet man and did not socialise much at the club. “He also was not a frequent drinker but did have several drinks at the bar. Moldt had called his girlfriend from the bar around 9.30pm, saying he would be home soon, and that was the last contact with him.” He was last seen wearing a button-down shirt, tie, and dress shoes. A police spokesman in Florida said it was believed Mr Moldt must have lost control of his car and then “went missing off the face of the Earth.” Google Map 2019-09-13 Mikail Mumuni Share !