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Google Maps Solves Mystery Of Man Who Vanished 22 Years Ago

By - 13th September 2019
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The internet is a powerful tool. We have the entirety of human knowledge in our pockets at any one time, and what do we use it for? Telling people what we had for breakfast. Taking goofy photos of our friends. Not that they’re bad uses of the internet, but it can achieve so much more. For example, Google Maps has recently helped find a man who went missing on a night out 22 years ago.

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You don’t have to be a private investigator to use Google. Many of them do to find out about their clients, but many of us “normal” people also use it. Google Maps helps us all stalk our old homes, check the best routes, and many other things.

However, one man zoomed in on his former neighborhood to check how things were going and made a surprise discovery. He saw what looked to be a white car submerged in the lake. A current neighbor used a drone to confirm what he’d seen.

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They quickly contacted the police, who gathered the car from the lake. They said it was “heavily calcified”. Inside the car were skeletal remains. The remains of a man who went missing 22 years ago.

William Moldt went missing in Wellington Florida in November 1997. He called his girlfriend as he was leaving a club at around midnight, and said he would be home soon. Reports say he didn’t appear intoxicated when he left. However, he never arrived home. The 40-year-old must have driven straight into the lake, as this was before the estate had been built.

google maps missing man

What an amazing discovery. Hopefully, his family can now find some closure. Let us know what you think of this incredible sleuthing in the comments, and share with your family and friends. Our thoughts remain with Mr Moldt’s family at this time.

google maps missing man