Couple missing on their first date are found dead in a lake after they got confused when they left a bar and drove the water into & # 39;
- Jill Parrinello-Davey, 50, and Darrin Gabbard, 48, were discovered Friday by Lake Erie police in southeastern Michigan after missing a week earlier
- Police say the driver was confused and accidentally entered the lake
- A detective says the couple met each other online and probably met for the first time
- Their telephones went out on Saturday morning around 1 am and led police to the water
- There they found the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at the bottom of the lake
- They also did not wear a seat belt, so the police cannot tell who was driving
A couple missing on their first date was found dead in a lake after police said they were confused when they left a bar and drove into the water.
Jill Parrinello-Davey, 50 and 48-year-old Darrin Gabbard were discovered by the police on Friday in Lake Erie in southeastern Michigan after he went missing a week earlier.
A Monroe County detective believes the driver got confused after leaving a bar and accidentally drove the car into the lake in front of the Toledo Beach marina.
The Chevy Malibu was discovered by divers on Friday. Det. Sgt. Rob Moody says the couple is connected online and probably met for the first time on August 16.
Two people went missing during a week after online meeting were found dead in a car in Lake Erie in southeast Michigan. The victims are identified as 50-year-old Jill Parrinello-Davey, right, from Manchester and 48-year-old Darrin Gabbard from Allen Park, left
A detective from the Monroe County Sheriff believes the driver got confused after leaving a bar and accidentally drove the car into the lake in front of the Toledo Beach marina, pictured
Officer Moody told the Monroe News that researchers consider it an accident after their phones were turned off in the early hours of Saturday morning and records were brought to the water in Toledo Beach Marina.
There they found the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at the bottom of the lake and the bodies of Parrinello-Davey, of Manchester, and Gabbard, of Allen Park, were found inside.
The vehicle was discovered close to the Sand Bar parking lot where the couple had been on their date, The Monroe News reports.
Police say Gabbard's Parrinello-Davey was not wearing a seat belt, so they could not tell who was driving at the time of the incident.
The couple had left the Econo Lodge on security images around 10:50 am. Friday.
They were then last seen leaving the Toledo Beach marina in the early hours of Saturday before being reported missing Sunday.
Jill, in the photo, connected to Darrin online and probably met for the first time
Darrin's daughter said: & I just want him home and safe or even if they are not alive, I just need answers. & # 39; A friend of Jill said: & Jill loves her family and friends she doesn't miss. Her life is her children she would never do this & # 39;
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (734) 240-7530.
Raynay Gabbard, the daughter of Darrin, had told 13ABC: & # 39; I just want it at home and safe or even if they don't live, I just need answers.
Donna Nowick, Jill's friend, said: & Jill loves her family and friends she doesn't miss. Her life is her children she would never do this. & # 39;
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