Police: Car linked to man missing since 2009 found in retention pond, human remains inside

PALM BAY, Fla. — A car linked to a man who’s been missing for more than a decade was found in a retention pond on Thursday with human remains inside, Palm Bay police said.

Officers said they discovered the silver Ford Mustang in a retention pond in the Bayside Lakes subdivision on Thursday.

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Police said the vehicle was linked to a 2009 missing person case for Philippe Desir, 38.

Palm Bay police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance at the time.

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The remains have yet to be identified.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.