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January 29, 2013

Body found in submerged vehicle is identified



TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a body found inside a vehicle submerged in a Trussville pond has been identified as a Margaret man.

The Jefferson County coroner said 41-year-old Michael Carroll was identified Monday by dental records. WBRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/XGzhUg) that Carroll had been missing for almost a year.

Carroll's body and his vehicle were discovered Saturday afternoon as firefighters were removing another abandoned vehicle from a small lake at the intersection of Camp Coleman Road and Highway 11.

Detectives with the Trussville Police Department says it appear Carroll's truck entered the water at a high rate of speed.

Carroll had not been seen since Feb. 5, 2012, when he left his brother's house saying he was going to work.

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