Dive team claims to have found body of missing Orlando woman Sandra Lemire in pond near Disney World


A Florida dive team claims to have found the body of a woman who went missing 11 years ago.

Sunshine State Sonar said its search team located Sandra Lemire’s body submerged in a pickup truck in a pond near Disney World. The group posted photos and videos of a red van pulled from the pond in Orlando.

According to police, Lemire was last seen leaving her grandmother’s house in Orlando in 2012. Police said she was headed to Kissimmee to meet a man she had met online through a dating service. Police said she frequently met and dated men over the Internet.

She was last seen leaving a Kissimmee restaurant driving her grandmother’s red 2004 Ford Freestyle pickup truck.

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Police are working to identify the remains of the body found in the van. (Sunshine State Sonar)

Orlando police confirmed to Fox News Digital that a 2004 Ford pickup truck was found in a body of water on World Drive on Sunday.

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Osceola Sheriff’s deputies and the Orange County Sheriff’s dive team assisted in the response.

Florida Highway Patrol at scene of van recovery

The Florida Highway Patrol has taken over the case to determine how the van ended up in the pond. (Sunshine State Sonar)

Police are working to identify remains found inside the van. When asked by Fox News Digital, police declined to comment on whether the body was Sandra Lemire.

Authorities said the Florida Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the traffic accident.

A preliminary FHP report indicates that a Ford Freestar pickup truck was traveling on the State Road 417 exit ramp southbound toward World Drive when, for unknown reasons, the driver of the pickup truck left the roadway and entered a pond. retention.

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As a result of the accident, officers stated that the van was completely submerged. The specific date and time of the accident remain under investigation.

The medical examiner’s office will provide an update once they have positively identified the deceased, police said.

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