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WPD Finds 2013 Dodge Dart

Post Date:05/05/2020 6:28 PM

Wilmington Police are confirming that the car found yesterday just off River Road is registered to 25-year-old Paige Escalera.

The car was found just after 3 p.m. outside the Watermark Marina with two unidentified bodies inside. The grey 2013 Dodge Dart was deep in the woods and covered in vegetation. While the investigation continues, police believe the car may have been involved in an extremely high velocity crash. 911 records show that on April 15, police, fire, and EMS were dispatched to this area just before midnight. A caller advised that they saw a car in their rear view mirror heading west on Independence Boulevard, going at a high rate of speed, possibly hitting a wall and then going into the wooded area. When first-responders arrived they met with the caller and searched the area with flashlights. However they were unable to find any sign of a collision and no one with injuries. Police have now broadened this investigation to include a traffic crash. 

Both bodies are scheduled to undergo an autopsy in the coming days. We will release information as as it becomes available. This case remains under investigation. 

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