FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A missing woman’s body was found inside of her rental car in a pond near Palm Coast, according to the sheriff’s office.
The medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 49-year-old Erica Bergeron, who was previously reported missing.
Deputies said they responded to the area of Matanzas Woods and Palm Harbor parkways on Monday.
Yesterday, April 24, 2023, a vehicle containing a deceased occupant was recovered from a retention pond near Palm Harbor Parkway and Cris Lane. Today, the Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the deceased driver as Erica Bergeron, who had been previously…— Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (@FlaglerSheriff) April 25, 2023
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According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were able to remove the car and the Jacksonville woman from the pond.
The gray 2021 Toyota Camry located was the same vehicle that Bergeron was believed to be traveling in when she was reported missing, deputies said.
According to a crash report, Bergeron was driving northwest on Palm Harbor Parkway, southeast of Cris Lane when, for an unknown reason, she veered right and off the road. The sedan then struck a tree and landed in the pond, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Deputies said Bergeron had last been seen on Thursday at Palm Coast Lanes, a bowling alley located at 11 N. Old Kings Road.
“Sheriff Staly and FCSO extend our deepest condolences to the Bergeron family,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet.
No other information is available. Check back here for updates.
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