Missing Florida Mom Found in Sunken Car Near Universal Studios

The body of 39-year-old Carline Brumaire Jean was found in her car at the bottom of a pond near the hotel where she worked as a housekeeper.


Carline Brumaire Jean

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The body of a missing Florida mother was discovered on Monday in a sunken car in a pond near Universal Studios Orlando, the New York Daily News reports.

Carline Brumaire Jean’s Toyota Camry was pulled from the pond next to the Royal Pacific Hotel, where she worked as a housekeeper, the site notes. Her death appears to be accidental, with no foul play apparent, investigators have said.

An autopsy has yet to give conclusive results, but authorities believe that the body is indeed Jean’s.

According to the Daily News, a hotel security guard saw some trampled bushes near the pond. Upon further inspection he noticed a floating hubcap, triggering the grim discovery.

Jean, a Haiti native, had been missing since Feb. 9 and had been in Orlando for less than a year, the site notes. Her husband said she was only driving for a few days, and that the day she disappeared was only her third time driving alone.

She also leaves behind a 7-year-old son.

A memorial is being planned for next week. 

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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