Google Maps is a really useful tool that helps us find places, map routes or even sight see, but it has been known in the past to stir up some trouble; with people or their cars being caught in place they shouldn’t be and much more! However, what was found this time on Google Maps was far more serious than just someone being cheeky or parking on double yellow lines, a man’s missing body was spotted from a birds eye view after a whopping nine years of being lost.
The body that has been missing for the best part of an entire decade was sighted when a car was found at the bottom of a lake (see the top right of the lake) and from this investigations took place.
Obviously, people do not usually park up or leave their cars in lakes on a normal day to day basis, so quickly this become something to be looked into and investigated. Information released in Michigan by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department state that the missing man, Lee Nile’s body remains were found deep in the pond that was situated behind a funeral home which is slightly ironic to say the least! Question is, how can a car in a pond go unnoticed for so long? Brian Houseman, who spotted the vehicle stated, “No one could ever see it. It was murky and things moved around.”
Lee Niles, the missing man in question, was first reported missing in October 11th, 2006, a long nine years ago. This sinister discovery via Google Maps shows just how much access we have to snoop in every corner of the planet, on private property and see very graphic images. The family of Niles stated, “For us today, it’s a closure of a long search, why God waited nine years, I have no idea, but we’re happy. It’s good to have him home.”
This chilling sighting isn’t the first time a death has been caught by Google Maps, and goes into question whether it is a good thing or not. Is it a positive that helps us find victims or a highly intrusive site that should not allow the general public to see.