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The Canadian boy Max Werenka, 13, helped close a 27-year-old cold case when he discovered a submerged car in Griffin Lake in British Columbia and the body of a missing woman was found in late August

A Canadian teenager helped close the case of a cold missing person when he found a submerged car in a lake near his vacation home and contained the body of a woman who was reported missing 27 years ago.

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Max Werenka, 13, was on Griffin Lake in Revelstoke, British Columbia at the end of August when he saw an overturned car in the murky waters that looked about 15 feet deep.

He warned the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and when a diving team arrived a few days later on August 21, he became their guide and plunged into the water with his GoPro camera and confirmed it was a hiding car.

Three days later, the RCMP returned with their diving team and they were shocked to discover the body of the missing 69-year-old Janet Farris from Vancouver Island in the vehicle.

The Canadian boy Max Werenka, 13, helped close a 27-year-old cold case when he discovered a submerged car in Griffin Lake in British Columbia and the body of a missing woman was found in late August

The Canadian boy Max Werenka, 13, helped close a 27-year-old cold case when he discovered a submerged car in Griffin Lake in British Columbia and the body of a missing woman was found in late August

When a diving team went underwater, they were shocked when they found the body of the missing 69-year-old Janet Farris from Vancouver Island in the car. She was missing in 1992 while driving solo to a wedding in Alberta. Her family believed she died in a car accident

When a diving team went underwater, they were shocked when they found the body of the missing 69-year-old Janet Farris from Vancouver Island in the car. She was missing in 1992 while driving solo to a wedding in Alberta. Her family believed she died in a car accident

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When a diving team went underwater, they were shocked when they found the body of the missing 69-year-old Janet Farris from Vancouver Island in the car. She was missing in 1992 while driving solo to a wedding in Alberta. Her family believed she died in a car accident

Werenka helped the police by diving under water and filming the submerged overturned car with his GoPro camera, which led the authorities to call in a diving team

Werenka helped the police by diving under water and filming the submerged overturned car with his GoPro camera, which led the authorities to call in a diving team

Werenka helped the police by diving under water and filming the submerged overturned car with his GoPro camera, which led the authorities to call in a diving team

& # 39; I always like to question things, & # 39; said Werenka CTV news.

Little did he know that he would crack a missing case for decades.

& # 39; We took them in our boat, showed them the area where it was, & # 39; said Werenka as he led the RMCP officers to the location of the submerged car.

& # 39; When we first heard that someone was in that vehicle, my heart just sank, & # 39; said Max & # 39; s mother Nancy Werenka.

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& # 39; They could dive down, get a license plate, & # 39; Cpl. Thomas Blakney said. & # 39; It returned to a missing person in 1992. & # 39;

Farris was missing while driving solo to a wedding in Alberta.

The police believe that she may have dived into the lake after hurling to avoid an animal or after losing control of the Honda for some other reason. No cheating is suspected in her death.

& # 39; We took them in our boat, showed them the area where it was, & # 39; Werenka said about guiding the RMCP officers to the location of the submerged car

& # 39; We took them in our boat, showed them the area where it was, & # 39; Werenka said about guiding the RMCP officers to the location of the submerged car

& # 39; We took them in our boat, showed them the area where it was, & # 39; Werenka said about guiding the RMCP officers to the location of the submerged car

& # 39; They could dive down, get a license plate, & # 39; Cpl. Thomas Blakney said. & # 39; It came back to a missing person in 1992 & # 39 ;. The sunken black Honda pictured above
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& # 39; They could dive down, get a license plate, & # 39; Cpl. Thomas Blakney said. & # 39; It came back to a missing person in 1992 & # 39 ;. The sunken black Honda pictured above

& # 39; They could dive down, get a license plate, & # 39; Cpl. Thomas Blakney said. & # 39; It came back to a missing person in 1992 & # 39 ;. The sunken black Honda pictured above

Mounties brought the black Honda from the eighties up again to land. The submerged car was found just 10 feet from the side of the TransCanada highway.

RCMP praised Werenka for his sharp eye and & # 39; excellent & # 39; detective work that helped crack the cold case.

& # 39; The RCMP is likely to look for this guy for potential employment, & # 39; Cpl. Blakney said.

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Now the Farris family finally has a sense of closure after years of mourning for its mysterious death.

& # 39; I think the worst was not to know, & # 39; said her son George Farris, 62, to CTV News.

Mounties brought the black Honda from the eighties up again to land. The submerged car was found just 10 feet from the side of the TransCanada highway

Mounties brought the black Honda from the eighties up again to land. The submerged car was found just 10 feet from the side of the TransCanada highway

Mounties brought the black Honda from the eighties up again to land. The submerged car was found just 10 feet from the side of the TransCanada highway

Police believe Farris may have dived into the lake after hurling to avoid an animal or losing control of the Honda for some other reason. No cheating is suspected in her death.

Police believe Farris may have dived into the lake after hurling to avoid an animal or losing control of the Honda for some other reason. No cheating is suspected in her death.

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Police believe Farris may have dived into the lake after hurling to avoid an animal or losing control of the Honda for some other reason. No cheating is suspected in her death.

& # 39; We assumed she might have fallen off the road or fell asleep, or tried to avoid an accident or animal on the road, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; Given a sad situation, this is the best of all results, & # 39; he said when he finally discovered her body and car.

& # 39; It seemed like there was never a suitable way to mourn because she was missing & # 39 ;, granddaughter Erin Farris-Hartley told Worldwide news. & # 39; I remember thinking about what her last moments would have looked like if her car got off the road. & # 39;

& # 39; This is ultimately a happy story, knowing her final resting place and (knowing) that it was an accident, & # 39; she added.

The family will let Janet Farris rest in 2020.

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