Elderly Trenton Couple Found Dead In Submerged Vehicle

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 years ago

An elderly couple from Trenton has been found dead inside a car submerged in the ocean in the town.The Maine Marine Patrol says 92-year-old Lewis Lawton and his 86-year-old wife, Inez, were inside the vehicle.Authorities received a 911 call around 7:30 this morning. A carpenter on his way to do some work near the Seal Cove boat landing spotted what looked to be a vehicle about 75-feet out in the cove. The man told police he rowed out to investigate. “When they rowed out to it they could observe something was sticking out the window,” says Colin Macdonald, a specialist with the Maine Marine Patrol. “They weren’t really sure what it was. They came back in and called 911. We responded with the Sheriff’s Office. One of our divers was down here initially with us. He went out and dove on it and determined there were two people in a vehicle.”Authorities still don’t know how the car wound up in the cove. autopsies will be conducted. State Police detectives are investigating.


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