Crews return to site of missing teens car

Published: Dec. 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2012 at 1:02 AM EST
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Crews on the scene where the car was discovered.
Crews on the scene where the car was discovered.

FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Investigators returned the scene where the vehicle of missing Clark County teenager was discovered.

A body was recovered inside the Jaguar Ethan Bennett, 19, was driving when he disappeared on September 11.

A positive identification has not been made, but Bennett's family said they have no reason to believe it is not their loved one.

The car was discovered more than 750 feet down a cliff off of north skyline drive in Floyds Knobs on Friday.

Bennett's family and Clark County detectives worked together to get a helicopter to search different areas when they discovered the car.

Sheriff Danny Rodden explained, "This area was one that Mr. Bennett liked. He liked looking out at, so this was an area that they thought we should look in, so we looked in lots of areas, but this was where we were able to find the debris."

Officials said they believe the car had been there for quite some time.

Multiple law enforcement agencies will now work together to determine what exactly happened and why. While they believe speed is a factor what's still unclear is whether this was an intentional act or an accident.

"There was never a note left to our knowledge and we just feel like he was a disturbed young man, but we don't know much more than that," said Rodden.

Investigators say they aren't sure if they will ever be able to remove the car, but if it will help with the investigation then they plan to do so.

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