Human remains found inside car pulled from Deerfield Beach lake

Detectives try to determine gender, identity of body

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Human remains were found Sunday afternoon in a car that was pulled from a Deerfield Beach lake.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said the body was found inside the waterlogged car that was removed from a lake along Powerline Road.

Kevin Ellison, who was fishing on the lake at the time, discovered the car.

He told Local 10 News that he drove his boat to shore and called 911 to report the discovery.

"The first thing I thought is it had been ditched. Maybe a stolen car because the trunk lid was open on it," Ellison said. "I assume that makes it easier too, for it to sink, to let the air out." 


According to Ellison, deputies and fire rescue officials responded quickly to the scene. He said he took one deputy out on his boat to see the car before a dive team arrived.

Ellison said it appeared that the vehicle had been there for some time because there were no visible tire marks on the road. 

Oglesby said detectives are working to determine the gender and identity of the body.

The investigation continues, but anyone with information is asked to call BSO homicide detectives at 954-321-4200 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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