LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho
(AP) — Officials in southeastern Idaho have removed a body from a pickup truck that was found in a sewage treatment pond during a search for a missing Utah man.
Bannock County Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Fonnesbeck says the pickup was located at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday after a Lava Hot Springs sewage treatment pond was drained. Officials have not identified the body, but the sheriff’s office plans an afternoon news conference.
Officials spotted vehicle tracks leading to the pond Tuesday as they searched for 61-year-old Shelby Whitaker of Brigham City, Utah.
Whitaker was reported missing by co-workers on Monday when he did not show up at the sewage treatment plant, where they were working on upgrades and repairs. Whitaker was last seen on Saturday.
Fonnesbeck says the recovered pickup had Whitaker Construction logos on it.