Body found inside submerged truck in southwest Miami-Dade was badly decomposed, detectives say

A body was pulled from a vehicle that was submerged in a southwest Miami-Dade canal on Tuesday

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating after a body was found Monday night inside a submerged pickup truck in southwest Miami-Dade.

According to Miami-Dade police, the white truck was spotted by a worker around 9 p.m. in a canal in the area of Southwest 197th Avenue and 192nd Street.

Divers entered the water a short time later and pulled one adult from the water, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos that the body was badly decomposed, which leads them to believe this all happened several days ago.

They are now working to find out how this happened and who the victim is.

A resident near the scene was worried to hear that someone lost their life in an area where he’s never seen anything like this happen before.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Sky 10 over the scene of a body found in a submerged vehicle in southwest Miami-Dade. (WPLG)

About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for