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posted: 4/8/2012 7:59 AM

Car found in Fox River in Elgin

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  • Elgin rescue personnel search the Fox River Saturday after a fisherman almost ran into a submerged car in the river just south of Continental Baseball fields in Elgin.

       Elgin rescue personnel search the Fox River Saturday after a fisherman almost ran into a submerged car in the river just south of Continental Baseball fields in Elgin.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

 
 

Elgin police said Saturday they believe someone drove a stolen car off a boat ramp and into the Fox River near the Route 20 bridge.

Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said a 2011 Honda with Nevada license plates was reported stolen from Chicago sometime Friday and was discovered in the river earlier Saturday.

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Divers determined that there was no one inside the passenger compartment of the car, Theriault said. They then went to work on removing it from the river.

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