A body found inside a submerged vehicle is believed to be that of missing Daytona-area teacher Robert Heikka, who has been missing for more than two years.
The body was recovered Saturday after local search and recovery crews detected a vehicle in a local canal whose water levels had recently receded, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook.
Heikka, who was 70 years old at the time of his disappearance, was last seen leaving his home in Port Orange, Florida on October 25, 2020.
Although no positive identification has been made, the Port Orange Police Department has been in contact with Mr. Heikka’s family, the Facebook post said.
“Our thoughts are with Heikka’s family and friends,” the sheriff’s office said.