William Earl Moldt, 40, disappeared in Wellington sometime after 11 p.m. on Nov. 7, 1997. The last time he was seen — leaving a nightclub on his way home — he reportedly was alone and did not appear intoxicated, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Nearly 22 years later, the mystery of Moldt’s disappearance remained unsolved — until last month. That’s when Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Grand Isles development after a resident found a submerged vehicle in a retention pond, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
The skeletal remains of William Earl Moldt were found inside a submerged vehicle spotted in a retention pond on Google Earth. (The Charley Project)
The satellite image shows a car resting on its side near the ledge of the pond behind a row of residences near the 3700 block of Moon Bay Circle. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the area was under construction when Moldt disappeared.