Police aren’t sure who ditched a $10,000 Ford Mustang, found Tuesday submerged about 25 feet offshore in Laurel River Lake near Corbin, but say the vehicle was stolen in Indiana in late December.
The 2000 model Mustang GT two-door coup was sunk in about eight feet of water just off KY 312 boat ramp when Chet Howard, an employee of Southeast Marine, found it Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. He said he was working on his boat when he noticed the reddish color of the car underneath the water.
Police were alerted and quickly arrived on scene, along with EMS officials. The car was pulled from the lake by Wallen’s towing service. Nothing was found inside.
“It was probably somebody that happened to be passing through,” said Corbin Police Capt. Tim Helton, who is investigating the case. “They may have been traveling and saw the sign for the boat ramp and decided to dump it there. It’s hard to say.”
The vehicle was registered to David Johnson. Helton said it was reported stolen out of Noblesville, IN on December 28.
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