Florida authorities found a body inside a submerged vehicle on Saturday, who they believe is missing mother, Tracey Rieker.
Tracey Rieker left her wallet and cellphone at home last Wednesday, but her husband’s vehicle, a green Nissan Xterra with Florida tag PO8116, was gone. Husband Christian Rieker said he woke up at 6 a.m. and discovered his wife had disappeared from their Venice home.
On Saturday morning, authorities with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and North Port Police Department found a green Nissan Xterra submerged inside a pond in the Toscana Isles subdivision in Venice, Fox 13 reports.
“Inside the vehicle was a deceased female, believed to be that of Tracey Lynn Rieker, 44, missing from her Venice home since Sept. 30.,” Venice Police Department said on Facebook.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 10, divers with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and North Port…
On October 6, Christian Rieker said his wife’s behavior had been different before she vanished.
Christian Rieker said his wife’s religious interest started to intensify within the past six months, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Irvine, a spokesperson for the family, added that Tracey Rieker had been “fasting for religious purposes.”
Police indicated that they’re treating the incident at this point as a traffic homicide.
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[Feature Photo: Tracey Rieker/Facebook]