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Body found in submerged car in St. Petersburg

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Volkswagen found in Bayou Grande
Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 26, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg Police said a body was found Tuesday morning after officers responded to a call about a car underwater.

According to police, the initial call came in of a submerged car near the intersection of 62nd Avenue NE and Bayou Grand Blvd NE in St. Petersburg. When officers arrived, they found a gray 2014 Volkswagen Passat in the water.

Police divers were brought into the scene and found a single body in the water. According to St. Petersburg Police, the driver was identified as Tabatha Anne Hunter, 33. St. Petersburg Police believe Hunter crashed the VW through a fence just east of the intersection and it ended up in the water.