William Earl Moldt
Moldt, approximately 1997; Satellite photo of Moldt's car
Date reported missing : 11/07/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Moldt disappeared from Lantana, Florida on November 7, 1997. In August 2019, his body was found inside his car, which was in a lake in the 3700 block of Moon Bay Circle in the Grand Isles, a housing development in Wellington, Florida. The Grand Isles had been under construction at the time of Moldt's disappearance.
Amazingly, a vehicle had been plainly visible on a Google Earth satellite photo of the area since 2007, but apparently no one had noticed it until 2019, when a property surveyor saw the car while looking at Google Earth. An imAge at the time of disappearance: of the satellite photo is posted with this case summary.
Other information and links : ncy
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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