Crews searching for missing Flagler County woman find car with body inside in pond

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Crews have found a car with a body inside in a Flagler County pond as they continued their search Monday for a 49-year-old woman last seen last Thursday.

Erica Bergeron’s family reported her missing after she didn’t show up to meet with her son on Sunday. They said she was last seen Thursday leaving the Palm Coast Lanes Bowling Alley on Old Kings Road.


Deputies said a crew noticed Friday morning that a tree was knocked down near a pond on Creek Course Drive near Palm Harbor Parkway in Palm Coast, but at that point, Bergeron hadn’t been reported missing.

Investigators noticed tire tracks heading into the pond and began their search Monday.

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“There are tire tracks leading from the roadway going over where the tree once stood and leading into the pond that suggest a vehicle may have possibly traversed the sidewalk, struck a tree and went into the pond,” said Chief David Williams with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

He said dive teams focused on the middle of the pond, near the fountain, but the water in that area is 15 to 25 feet deep. They said the water is also murky so divers couldn’t see very far in front of them.

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Deputies said they have located a car in the pond with a body inside, but did not confirmed if it belonged to Bergeron. But they said the car pulled from the water did match the description of the vehicle she was last seen driving.

Troopers released a crash report Monday night stating that a 49-year-old woman from Jacksonville was found dead inside a car that crashed into a retention pond near the same intersection.

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Sarah Wilson

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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.