CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Police say the vehicle that was found submerged in Swift Creek Reservoir Thursday morning was stolen out of Henrico County. Now, authorities are investigating how the SUV ended up in in the water.
A dive team responded to the reservoir, off Genito Road, shortly before 6:30 a.m. but didn’t find anyone in the vehicle. Divers suspended their search after scouring the reservoir and SUV for a body and/or clues.
Battalion Chief Eddie Berry called it a ‘very rare’ and ‘suspicious’ situation. He said he has never seen a vehicle in the reservoir in 33 years with Chesterfield County.
The SUV was being towed out of the water shortly before 8 a.m. Police ran the plates and have determined the vehicle was reported stolen out of Henrico County.
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