Cold case breakthrough as divers find a dead man sitting in a car at the bottom of a river – six years after he went missing
- Divers find human remains in submerged car
- Car was found at the bottom of the River Derwent
- Dale Nicholson, 61, disappeared in December 2016
A man who went missing more than six years ago has been found dead after divers found his remains in a submerged car a stone’s throw from a busy public swimming pool.
Dale Nicholson, 61, disappeared on December 10, 2016 after talking to a friend on the phone in the afternoon.
His family reported him missing the next day, but despite an extensive police search, he was never found.
Dale Nicholson, 61, disappeared on December 10, 2016 after talking to a friend on the phone in the afternoon
Downunder Divers, a team specializing in closing cold cases, found Mr Nicholson’s Ford Falcon saloon submerged in the River Derwent on Monday (River Derwent stock image pictured)
Downunder Divers, a team that specializes in closing cold cases, announced via YouTube on Monday that they had found Mr. Nicholson and his car.
The team found its Ford Falcon saloon submerged in the River Derwent next to a car park used for a busy local swimming pool.
Mr Nicholson and his Ford Falcon (pictured) were found in the River Derwent six years after they went missing
Police said the car and remains were collected last night, but no formal identification of the body has yet been made.
A 2021 coroner’s report found ‘all available evidence’ pointed to Mr Nicholson’s death, but was unable to make any further findings.
More to come.