MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a body and car were found in a pond a country club in Moon Township.
According to police, a groundskeeper at the Montour Heights Country Club spotted the body in a pond Friday morning.
“The groundskeepers at the golf course were just down and around that pond, and all that they could see was the shoulders and the head sticking up out of the water,” Moon Township Police Capt. Greg Seaman said.
Moon Township Police have identified the victim as 50-year-old Roy Sanders, of Coraopolis.
Police say Sanders had been reported missing around 5 p.m. Thursday. Family members told police they hadn’t seen Sanders or his car since Monday.
When divers were retrieving the body, they also discovered Sanders’ badly damaged vehicle.
According to police, the incident may have been related to a hit-and-run crash that was reported to Moon Township Police on Tuesday afternoon.
A resident reported a possible crash on Coraopolis Heights Road near the First Baptist Church. The resident said there was severe damage to a utility pole and vehicle parts were lying on the road nearby.
“He hit the pole near the church, which, the church property abuts the golf course property,” Seaman said, “and we believe that he went into the church parking lot and exited the parking lot into the woods, down over the hill, into the golf course, into the lake.”
Police investigated at the time, but were unable to locate a vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information on either incident should contact police at (412) 262-5000.