Authorities have made contact with the owner of that car found in a local creek Tuesday night.
Craven County authorities say it appears someone pushed a white Dodge Charger into Swift Creek off Weyerhaeuser Road from a boat ramp near where the car was spotted.
A driver saw the illuminated taillights of the car sticking out of the creek around 9:30 p.m. and called 911.
The car turned out to be empty.
The owner of the vehicle, Flora Mobley of Vanceboro, has been contacted. Deputies say no charges have been filed at this time and the case remains under investigation.
Authorities are investigating whether a car found in a local creek could be connected to a crime.
Craven County authorities say it appears someone pushed a white Dodge Charger into the Swift Creek of Weyerhaeuser Rd. Tuesday night from a boat ramp, near where the car was spotted.
A driver saw the illuminated taillights of the vehicle sticking out of the creek around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. That driver called 911; the immediate concern for first responders was someone was in the vehicle. The car turned out to be empty.
The Sydney Dive Team from Beaufort County worked with Vanceboro Rescue and their sonar-equipped boat to search for the car, along with an underwater camera owned by Craven County. Officials say when they lifted the car, they realized there was no one it. However, the keys were still in the car.
It's difficult to quickly identify who the vehicle belongs to, officials say, because the license plates and tags were removed from the car. They do not have any stolen vehicle reports matching that car at this time.
The Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.
Firefighters say a car was discovered in the water near Swift Creek Bridge in Craven County about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say no one was in the car.
Part of Weyerhaeuser Road near Highway 17 was closed to traffic for a time but reopened a short time later.
There's still no word who owns the car or how it got in the water.