UPDATED: Divers Resume Search Tuesday, Find Another Car

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It was round two Tuesday for divers trying to retrieve a vehicle from the bottom of the Roanoke River.

Within a couple of hours after arriving on scene they pulled up a 1998 Ford Explorer.

Investigators said they were hoping the car would give them some answers into the case of 38-year-old Guy Spruill of Williamston who was last seen February 20th. But after running the plate, they discovered that the vehicle had no connection and had been stolen in 2006.

Investigators on the case said they have other leads into the case of Spruill. But if you have any further information please call Martin County Authorities.

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A dive team from Norfolk, VA is scheduled to return to the Roanoke River in Bertie County Tuesday.

Bertie County Sheriff Greg Atkins says the team will resume its work to get to a submerged car in the river. Last week, the strong current prevented the dive team from reaching their target.

Authorities still have not confirmed if the vehicle is linked to 38 year-old Guy Spruill of Williamston, who went missing on February 20th.

A dive team is still looking for answers in Bertie County, but strong currents cut the search short Thursday.

A floating car was discovered Wednesday in the Roanoke River about eight miles outside Windsor. Another submerged car is what deputies believe could help solve a missing person case in Martin County.

Divers from the Norfolk Police department had to cut their search short due to strong currents and large log under the water. Divers under the water say they had a tough time getting to the vehicle.

Bertie County Sheriff Greg Atkins says they will check water conditions over the weekend in hopes to send another dive team down early next week.

Authorities still have not confirmed if the vehicle is linked to 38 year-old Guy Spruill who went missing on February 20th.


Dive teams were in the water in Bertie County investigating a floating car.

The search was in the Roanoke River where Grab Town Road dead ends about eight miles out of Windsor.

Bertie County Sheriff's Deputies say they've found at least one car in the water, apparently stolen in 2006. But the hard work is just beginning for Martin County Sheriffs Deputies because but there may be more. Sonar detected at least one other car and a "man made" object authorities couldn't identify.

They think this might have something to do with a missing person from Martin County but can't confirm that information.

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