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.

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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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  • by L.R Location: Williamston on Mar 31, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    i just hope that they find him. prayers go out to the family...i hope he comes home safe and alive. and pray that clues come in to find him.
  • by Concerned Location: Charlotte on Mar 15, 2009 at 05:14 PM
    Why don't someone activate the GPS his car is a luxury car surely it's equipt with global positioning. I'm confused as to why the authorities are clueless as to it/his where abouts.
  • by K.B. Location: Williamston on Mar 10, 2009 at 04:05 AM
    I pray that God will convict anyone who had something to do with the disappearance of Mr.Spruill. I really and truly believe that our law enforcement knows and contributed a lot to him being missing or even his death. I just pray that they ALL get caught and rightly convicted for all the wrong they have done to the people. My prayers are truely with the Spruill family and all those who loved him. I personally have neveer even held a conversation with the yound man but I remember him from school and how he dominated the baseball field with his skills.
  • by CA Watson Location: Greenville on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    Bertie has a great law enforcement leader in the person of Sheriff Atkins.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM
    Yes, anonymous/Windsor, there's more than the one car there!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Windsor on Mar 6, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    STOP calling it a floating car. Would Bertie County Sheriff's Office need divers if the car was floating.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    people please give the police a chance to pull up the car this situation might not be connected with Guy.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    i pray for the spruill family i didn't know guy that well but ran into him a couple of times. everytime i seen him he was laughing. hey scoop hold ur head up bro. steaming beaman!!!!
  • by a friend Location: Bertie on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:21 PM
    I pray and hope that Guy is safe and alive. People are so cruel now that we don't know what to expect anymore. There was a time that we never heard anything like this in these small towns. People are trifling and grimy now and can not be trusted at all! May God Bless Guy and his family. We love you!!!
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on Mar 5, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    Still praying for Guy and his family. Talked with his grandmother today, and she seemed to be in good spirits. I told her thoughts and prayers were going up from all around and that he comes home safe to them.
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