October 28, 2020

Missing Fla. Mom Is Found Dead Inside Submerged Vehicle in Pond as Police Continue to Investigate

Venice Police Department Facebook Tracey Lynn Rieker

The body of a married Florida mom of four who vanished in the middle of the night has been found inside a submerged SUV – and authorities are investigating it as a traffic homicide.

On Sept. 30, Tracey Lynn Rieker, 44, of Venice, left her home at about 3 a.m. and hadn’t been heard from since.

Her husband said she left her phone and wallet behind – and had been acting differently before she vanished, Fox 13 News reports.

After searching for Rieker for more than a week, on Saturday investigators were “directed to the location of a submerged vehicle in a lake in Toscana Isles in North Venice,” the city of Venice says in a statement.

Venice Police Department Facebook The Xterra Rieker was driving when she vanished

Specially-trained K9s with Sarasota K9 Search & Rescue were deployed in a boat, looking

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