William Moldt disappeared after leaving a nightclub in November 1997. Years of investigation could not solve the case.
Witnesses testified that despite having several drinks at the club, Moldt appeared sober when they left the club before midnight.
He even called his girlfriend before making his way home. He never did arrive home.
Barry Fay, a resident of Moon Bay Cir, Wellington, Florida, received some Google Earth screenshots of his backyard from a neighbor.
In the screenshots, one white vehicle seemed to have been submerged in the pond behind his house. It was just around the edge of the shoreline.
He borrowed a drone from a neighbor to help scan the area, and the vehicle was indeed there. Fay called the local county sheriff’s office to report what he saw.
The police pulled the car out of the water and revealed skeletal remains inside. The medical examiner’s office identified the remains as William Moldt. Since there was no foul play suspected, the case was closed thanks to Google Earth.
10 Drone Surveillance
Once the former resident was convinced of the sighting on Google Earth, he contacted a current homeowner, who then used a drone to better look at the vehicle. The drone confirmed that it was a white car right on the edge of the pond.
The sheriff’s office, after receiving a phone call on August 28, 2019, about the discovery, sent deputies to the scene of the reported sighting.
They found a white sedan with a heavily calcified exterior and skeletal remains inside. On September 10, Medical Examiner’s Office identified the remains as William Moldt, who had gone missing for 22 years.
9 Missing Mortgage Broker
William Moldt had brown eyes and sandy hair. He weighed about 225 pounds and was 6 feet tall. Moldt worked as a mortgage broker.
He was last seen wearing gray trousers, a tie, dress shoes, a white button-down oxford shirt with stripes, a black belt, a 14-carat gold nugget ring with two diamonds, and a Gruen men’s watch with a blue face and gold band.
The last time anybody had heard of him was after he spent a night drinking at an adult club. It remains unclear precisely what he had for a drink and how much.