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Man's body found after car hauled from pond, visible on Google Maps

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BYRON CENTER, MI (AP/WNEM) -

Mostly skeletal remains found behind the steering wheel of a car pulled from a western Michigan pond may have been in the submerged vehicle for nearly a decade.

The Kent County sheriff's office says the car's roof was spotted Monday southwest of Grand Rapids in Byron Center by a crew installing Christmas lights on a pine tree near a funeral home.

A wrecker hauled the mud-covered car out of the pond Tuesday. The Chevy Corsica was registered to a man reported missing in 2006. The man's wallet and identification were found in the Corsica.

Police say the man is believed to be from Wyoming, near Grand Rapids. He was reported to have medical issues at the time he went missing. An autopsy was to be performed.

The vehicle is visible in the pond on Google Maps.

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