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Car Found in River About 15 Minutes After Reported Stolen

The car was found in the Tuscumbia River in Biggersville about 15 minutes after it was reported stolen in Corinth on Monday night. (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

A car that was discovered in Tuscumbia River on Monday night had been reported stolen that same night from an apartment building in Corinth, police said.

The vehicle was reported stolen from apartments on Pace Drive in Corinth at 10:03 p.m. About 15 minutes after the car was reported stolen authorities were dispatched to County Road 427 in Biggersville to a report of a vehicle in the Tuscumbia River.

The distance between where the car was reportred stolen and the river where it was located was about 10 miles.

There was no indication anyone was in the vehicle while it was in the river, officials at the scene Monday night said.

It appeared that the car was pushed into the river, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said Wednesday.

A boat had to be used to get the 2012 Hyundai Sonata out of the river. The vehicle had Georgia license plates.

The car’s owner reported that he was outside an apartment in Corinth and went inside for about 15 minutes, said Corinth Police Detective Capt. Dell Green. The owner said he left the car unlocked with the keys inside and that the car was gone when he went back outside, Green said.

The owner said he was at the apartment visiting family, Green added.

No one has been arrested for the car’s theft, and there was no indication why someone would want to put the vehicle into the river, Green said.

This map shows the routes to Pace Drive where the car was reported stolen to County Road 427 where it was found in the Tuscumbia River. (Google Maps)

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