Police recover missing man’s pickup from Winooski River
WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Crews on Thursday recovered the red pickup truck that belonged to a missing man, pulling it off the bottom of the Winooski River in Waterbury.
A missing man’s truck was found in the river Wednesday.
Donald Messier, 34, of Waterbury, disappeared in 2006 after leaving a party in Waitsfield.
Divers with Adventures with Purpose, a group out of Oregon that specializes in missing person cases, found Messier’s red pickup underwater near River Road on Wednesday.
The discovery of the truck is a breakthrough in the 16-year-old cold case.
Thursday, Vermont State Police scuba divers worked with a tow truck to pull the vehicle out of the water, finally bringing it up late in the afternoon.
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