Officials say the car pulled out of the Staunton River Wednesday morning was stolen in April of 2001 in Botetourt County. Its owner lives in Bedford County. The car did NOT have a body in it. A fisherman spotted the vehicle Tuesday night.
Campbell County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a vehicle submerged in the Staunton River. The car was found by a fisherman on Tuesday nigh, about four miles upstream from Altavista. Investigators believe the Monte Carlo may have been in the river for a long time since the tags expired in 2001. So far, foul play is not suspected and the car may have just been washed into the river during heavy flooding in the area ten-years ago.
9/12/12: Authorities are investigating a submerged car that was discovered in Campbell County last night. A fisherman discovered the car in the Staunton River downstream from the Leesville Dam near Lynch Station. Police and rescue workers responded to the scene around 8 p.m Tuesday. No further details have been released at this time.