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VIDEO: Missing vehicle found with body inside

by By PRESS STAFF
| October 23, 2021 6:17 PM

COEUR d'ALENE — A body was found Saturday in a vehicle submerged in Fernan Lake.

According to a Coeur d'Alene Police Department release Saturday evening, the body was found in a white 2013 Toyota Highlander that had been reported missing for almost a month. The vehicle was last seen being driven by Sharon Archer, 62, Coeur d'Alene, on Sept. 28.

Last weekend and again on Wednesday, police said, a fisherman who frequents Fernan Lake saw something white submerged in water near the boat ramp. After seeing something on Facebook about the missing woman, he contacted police.

Police and the Sheriff's Office Marine Division responded and found the Highlander about 150 feet from shore. They said a body was discovered in the vehicle, but no identification will be made until an autopsy can be done.

Archer's family has been contacted, police said.

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Car submerged in Fernan Lake matches description of missing woman

A white car that was submerged in Fernan Lake was discovered with a body matching the description of 62-year-old Sharon Archer, Coeur d’Alene police said.

A white car that was submerged in Fernan Lake was discovered with a body matching the description of 62-year-old Sharon Archer, Coeur d’Alene police said.

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