Truck Found Submerged in Frozen Goose Creek Pond Reported Stolen

posted by Drew Tripp, WCIV -

A truck found submerged Sunday in a frozen pond at a Goose Creek apartment complex reportedly was stolen, according to police.

The blue 2004 Ford F-150 was discovered around 10 a.m. Sunday in a pond at the Hallmark Apartments off Red Bank Road. No one was inside

According to Goose Creek Police, the registered owner lives in North Charleston, and told officers after being contacted Sunday that someone must've stolen the vehicle.

The woman reportedly told police she did not know who might've stolen it, as she'd been at a party Saturday night, and didn't learn the truck was missing until police contacted her.

However, a person at the address where the owner lives told police prior to them speaking with the owner that the person who drives the truck regularly was seen leaving in it Saturday night, and had not been seen or heard from since.

The first officer on the scene Sunday morning reports water was up to the truck's roof, and it appeared the vehicle had been in the water for quite a while, as ice had formed around the top.

Police say they found no signs of footprints in the snow or mud around the pond, and no evidence anyone was inside when the truck entered the water.

Additionally, police say they checked with local hospitals to see if anyone had been admitted with hypothermia symptoms. None were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

Photo: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

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