GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WALA) - George County Sheriff Dean Howell said a vigilant land owner used Google Earth to help deputies recover some stolen property.
Authorities said a man was using the satellite service to look at his private hunting grounds when he noticed what appeared to be an illegal shooting house in the woods.
Investigators said the man and his 11-year-old son walked the grounds using coordinates on his GPS.
Officials said the pair discovered that the object on their computer screen was actually a late model GMC Yukon, which had been hidden under branches and brush.
Sheriffs Officials tell FOX10, the vehicle had been reported stolen in March, 2013 from a convenience store off Highway 26 West.
Investigators believe the vehicle was dumped in an effort to avoid capture.
They said the suspects used an old logging road to access the property and dump the car.
Investigators said they are following leads and continue to investigate the case.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office or MS Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. All tips are anonymous.
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