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Another body of missing person found in submerged car in Palm Bay

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Update: Authorities later identified the person as Robert Satterlee, 67, who was reported missing on June 15 from Palm Bay. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Robert Satterlee, 67-years old, from Palm Bay.

Amanda Knittweis Prendergast was taking her boat out at 3 Forks Marsh, Thomas O. Lawton Recreation Area, when she says that upon leaving the dock, her boat motor struck something metal-like in the water really hard, causing the engine to stop.

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Initially she believed it was a submerged boat after poking around in the water with a stick. She called the Sheriff’s office to come out and identify the boat in order to find the owner for damages.

That’s when they found it that it was actually a sunken car with a body inside of it.

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Authorities say the body inside the vehicle was identified as a missing person from the city of Palm Bay.

The person was reported missing on June 15.

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The name of the person who was found dead has not been released.

This is the second missing person who’s body was found in a submerged vehicle in Palm Bay in the last month.

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