NEW INFO: Car Discovered In Water Near Swift Creek Bridge

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

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.


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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.



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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.


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  • by unknown on Nov 14, 2011 at 03:43 PM
    what has happened in this story. I would like to know more info. Does anyone face charges, has anyone owned up to doing this and why? So many unanswered questions. Please someone post new info!
  • by Unknown Location: Unknown on Nov 12, 2011 at 03:50 PM
    Idiots.
  • by anon on Nov 11, 2011 at 02:03 PM
    They def. were not to bright. The world just gets more crazy everyday. Think of the poor person who happened to see the lights and thought someone could possibly be in there. Someone clearly had a lack of judgement.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    Couldn't make the payments so claim it's been stolen? That's just one explanation. An acquaintance's revenge crime? Whoever tried to execute the cars' disappearance wasn't very savvy about it, what with leaving the lights on.
  • by anon on Nov 10, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    What in the world are people thinking? Why would someone do that? Hope that it is fully investigated and they find out the answers to so many wasted man hours and taxpayers money!
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