William Earl Moldt,40, of Florida went missing November 8, 1997. He last placed a call to his girlfriend around 9pm that evening telling her that he would be home soon. He left a night club around 11pm and was never seen or heard from again.
Until last month.
WPTV reports that "Deputies responded to the 3700 block of Moon Bay Circle in regards to a resident finding a submerged vehicle in a retention pond behind his residence.
Upon arrival deputies confirmed there was a vehicle in the pond.
The exterior of the vehicle was heavily calcified and had apparently been submerged for a very long time.
Upon removing the vehicle, human skeletal remains were found inside."
Those remains were positively identified Tuesday as those belonging to Moldt.
Although a lot of questions have been answered just by finding Moldt's remains, there are some that will never have conclusions. For instance, how exactly had he met his end? According to NamUs, The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Moldt did not "appear intoxicated and left alone in his vehicle. Moldt was a quiet man and did not socialize much at the club. He also was not a frequent drinker but did have several drinks at the bar."
Hopefully Moldt's loved ones are at peace.