A boat that made headlines on this site when it sank and was stolen hours later has resurfaced in the desert, partially stripped and dumped there.
According to its owner, these photos show the location it was left, on the California side of the Colorado River near Parker, with its tower and sound system gone, one side windshield missing and other parts stripped off the boat.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Curt Bagby confirmed the finding, saying detectives have been working the case, fingerprinting the boat on Tuesday, following up on “strong leads” and actively pursuing the suspects.
“We have some good information about the theft that we’re acting on,” he added.
A video showing the boat sinking in front of Roadrunner Floating Dock Bar on Friday, August 7th went viral, having been seen by over 226,000 people on Facebook. The boat was brought to shore and parked, according to Nathan Miller, the owner. By Sunday morning, it had been stolen, along with its trailer which was parked in a lot nearby.
Miller says it will cost thousands of dollars to get the boat back in working order. Worse: he had just purchased the boat recently and it was its first time out on the Parker Strip, where he has been coming for years.