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(CNN) - For more than two decades, William Moldt's family remained with many unanswered questions about the disappearance of man.
Now they can have a close, all due to a surprising discovery in Google Earth.
Moldt, who was then 40, apparently disappeared from Palm Beach County, Florida, on November 7, 1997. That night he called his girlfriend from a bar to tell him that he would be home soon, according to WPTV, a CNN affiliate. Shortly after, he was seen leaving the bar, alone and getting into his vehicle. According to reports, he didn't seem intoxicated, according to WPTV.
That night, 22 years ago, was the last time anyone saw him alive.
A former resident of a neighborhood in Wellington, Florida, was doing a Google Earth search when he noticed something in the water, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. In the images of Google Earth, you can see what appears to be a car in an artificial pond flanked by houses.
The former resident, who was not identified by the police, then contacted a current resident living in the area surrounding the submerged object.
"The current resident activated his personal drone and confirmed what the previous resident saw and immediately contacted the authorities," police said.
The discovered object turned out to be a vehicle that "was very calcified," and after removing it from the pond, the police discovered skeletal remains inside.
The remains were transported to the coroner's office for processing, and on Tuesday, they were positively identified as Moldt's body.