Frances Hendrickson Found: Missing Woman's Remains Discovered After 20 Years In Punta Gorda, Florida

01/29/2013 05:43 pm ET | Updated Jan 30, 2013

The remains of a woman who had been missing since 1993 were found in a car submerged in a Punta Gorda, Fla. canal.

WFTX reported on Monday that the Charlotte County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded from dental records that the bodily remains came from Frances Hendrickson.

The Herald Tribune reports that Hendrickson was 64-years-old when she went for a drive on June 30, 1993 in her blue Buick station wagon.

The case was known as the “SNOBURD case," a reference to Hendrickson's vanity license plate.

Police do not suspect foul play, although the case remains open.

Hendrickson was reportedly a mediocre driver and police thought there was a strong chance her car was sunken somewhere in the waterways, according to the Tribune. But for years, searches by air and water that included the use of sonar equipment turned up nothing.

The Punta Gorda Police department found the vehicle with a robotic camera earlier this month during another search for the long-lost woman, according to the Bradenton Herald.

A crane hoisted it out of the 18-foot trench blocks from where Hendrickson lived, My Sun Coast reported.

“We are glad to bring closure to her family and to the community” Capt. Tom Lewis told the Herald.

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