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(WWLTV New Orleans)   Problem : Missing teacher may be in submerged car. Solution : Pull the car out of the water and look inside. Complication : There are 20 submerged cars in the same spot   (wwltv.com) divider line 61
    More: Strange, Bayou St. John, Lakeview, Jefferson Parish  
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2013-05-06 10:55:21 AM  
hope she's all right
 
2013-05-06 10:55:46 AM  
Neil Gaiman already covered this.
 
2013-05-06 10:57:18 AM  
Anyone else have a sinking feeling?
 
2013-05-06 10:59:18 AM  

lake_huron: Neil Gaiman already covered this.


That was my first thought too.  Guess instead of young girls, they use teachers.
 
2013-05-06 10:59:20 AM  
Is this what one does in rural Louisiana? Set up a bonfire, eat some mudbugs, listen to zydeco music, and for the climax of the evening, roll a beater into the bayou?
 
2013-05-06 10:59:33 AM  
Gators probably removed the evidence by now?
 
2013-05-06 11:04:09 AM  

lake_huron: Neil Gaiman already covered this.


yo
 
2013-05-06 11:05:25 AM  
Check the trunks. There are teenagers in all the trunks.

/shiat
//I see I'm late to the party
 
2013-05-06 11:09:53 AM  
Well guess some tow truck is gonna have a busy day
 
2013-05-06 11:15:03 AM  
Who goes scuba diving wearing jeans?
 
2013-05-06 11:15:32 AM  
At first I thought someone was going to pissed that they found his spot to unload the cars. Then I thought this probably helps them out since it'll free up some more parking spaces.
 
2013-05-06 11:15:39 AM  
A diver friend of mine told me he has run into this several times. They call him out to help recover a known vehicle and he discovers one or more while he is down there. He has helped to solve at least one missing persons case when he found a woman's remains still buckleed into the driver's seat.
 
2013-05-06 11:15:59 AM  
They found Big Vito's Car Wash.
 
2013-05-06 11:18:58 AM  
It's a Dead Like Me party.  They revisit their death site once a year.
 
2013-05-06 11:20:54 AM  

uncleacid: Who goes scuba diving wearing jeans?


anyone dealing with sharp/rough snags and rusted metal in the water, coupled with low visibility.

hell, we used to wear jeans even in clear tropical waters sometimes. whenever conditions meant almost certain coral cuts we would, as even the smallest one could not be ignored. (look up the treatment for coral cuts, then enjoy the rest of the day thinking about it).

salvage, wreck, and cave dives too it was not a bad idea. you put a lot of power into kicking to move around, not real hard to gash the hell out of a leg. down in that muddy mess, i would be cautious of a number of things dumped in there - old farm implements and barbed wire being two of the scariest.
 
2013-05-06 11:21:54 AM  

lake_huron: Neil Gaiman already covered this.


Glad to see this covered.
 
2013-05-06 11:26:03 AM  
Sounds like it was time to clean out that river anyway.
 
2013-05-06 11:26:47 AM  
If they just leave the cars there, eventually they will build up enough to make a safe parking space.
 
2013-05-06 11:28:08 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: Check the trunks. There are teenagers in all the trunks.

/shiat
//I see I'm late to the party


Serves them right those teens with their teenage sex and the rock & roll music.
 
2013-05-06 11:30:08 AM  
It's all about the Monette, isn't it?
 
2013-05-06 11:32:20 AM  

FrancoFile: Is this what one does in rural Louisiana? Set up a bonfire, eat some mudbugs, listen to zydeco music, and for the climax of the evening, roll a beater into the bayou?


this is bayou st john.  not exactly rural.  it goes through new orleans. it runs through city park and along a really nice neighborhood.

I talked to a guy who is investigating this issue.  and he brought up the submerged car issue in bayou st john a long time ago.  they looked into it at the very beginning, strange that it makes the news today, they've already had divers check it out.  they're not going to find anyone, those cars have been there since katrina.
 
2013-05-06 11:36:33 AM  
Nobody concerned about the other 19 missing people?
 
2013-05-06 11:37:56 AM  
media.smithsonianmag.com
 
2013-05-06 11:47:42 AM  
Guess that road is just too cool for a guardrail, huh?
 
2013-05-06 11:51:32 AM  
HOW THE FARK DO YOU HAVE 20 GADDAM CARS IN A BAYOU AND NOT EVEN HYPOTHESIZE HPW THEY G
 
2013-05-06 11:51:34 AM  

FrancoFile: Is this what one does in rural Louisiana? Set up a bonfire, eat some mudbugs, listen to zydeco music, and for the climax of the evening, roll a beater into the bayou?



This is totally off topic but I just had to say that sounds like an excellent euphemism for something.
 
2013-05-06 11:58:35 AM  
They don't normally pull cars out until boats cant navigate.
 
2013-05-06 11:59:10 AM  
Massive fat finger fail.

What I was trying to ask is why come they can't even hazard a guess or theory as to why there are 20 freaking cars in the bayou.
 
2013-05-06 12:01:58 PM  

CliChe Guevara: (look up the treatment for coral cuts, then enjoy the rest of the day thinking about it).


Okay.  *type type type*  *click*:

-Scrub with soap and water and then flush with fresh water as soon as possible after contact with the coral.

-If the wound stings, rinse it with acetic acid (vinegar) or isopropyl alcohol (this action may reduce the effect of any irritating toxins such as those produced by fire coral).Flush the wound or abrasion with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide to remove coral dust and then flush with fresh water for most non-stinging coral cuts or abrasions.

-Rinse daily and apply an antibiotic such as  bacitracin (Baci-IM) or similar topical ointment 3-4 times per
day.


Oh no!  Clean it with soap and water. For certain types use a little vinegar or rubbing alcohol (which, admittedly stings a bit).  Pour in some hydrogen peroxide and apply Neosporin!  The horror!
 
2013-05-06 12:03:58 PM  
Where's the pickers when you need them?
 
2013-05-06 12:06:05 PM  
"Look, there's like twenty cars in there, but there's a lot of water damage.  I can't do a thousand.  I'm thinking more of... thirty five bucks."
"Nine-fifty."
"Come on, man!  Those cars are gonna be worth less and less the longer they're in there.  Fifty bucks."
"Nine hundred."
"Ok, ok, how about we throw in the fish carving and make it fifty-five?"
"Fine, but you gotta fish 'em out and give us any bodies you find."
"Done."
 
2013-05-06 12:13:32 PM  

kid_icarus: Serves them right those teens with their teenage sex and the rock & roll music.


They were all good kids. Well except for that one boy, he was having the teeage sex and the teenage rock and roll music.
 
2013-05-06 12:13:52 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: A diver friend of mine told me he has run into this several times. They call him out to help recover a known vehicle and he discovers one or more while he is down there. He has helped to solve at least one missing persons case when he found a woman's remains still buckleed into the driver's seat.


We had something similar here.  Had a woman, her new baby, and her mother disappear for no reason 30 years ago.  Had no leads and the police were baffled as to how they would just go poof.

A couple of years back during the hot summer the lakes were starting to recede big time, and someone noticed the roof of a car sticking out.  Thinking it was something that had recently happened they pulled the car out and found all 3 of them after some 30 years of mystery.  Looked like she lost control of the car and nobody got out.
 
2013-05-06 12:22:56 PM  

Cpl.D: Where's the pickers when you need them?


pickers?  they need those swamp logger clowns (as long as they have some available to 'translate' for them)  heck, this might lead to a new reality show... a cross between 'lizard lick towing' and 'swamp loggers' or that Mtv jersey shore replacement about redneck teens...  throw in some dangerous animals inside the cars when they bring them up and you could get billy the exterminator involved as well.
 
2013-05-06 12:26:35 PM  
The only thing I can think of is the stench of some of those cars after being in that muck.

No thank you.
 
2013-05-06 12:33:03 PM  
What Neil Gaiman story is about a girl in the trunk of a submerged car, please?
 
2013-05-06 12:34:27 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What Neil Gaiman story is about a girl in the trunk of a submerged car, please?


American Gods.

Great book.
 
2013-05-06 12:58:15 PM  

CliChe Guevara: uncleacid: Who goes scuba diving wearing jeans?

anyone dealing with sharp/rough snags and rusted metal in the water, coupled with low visibility.

hell, we used to wear jeans even in clear tropical waters sometimes. whenever conditions meant almost certain coral cuts we would, as even the smallest one could not be ignored. (look up the treatment for coral cuts, then enjoy the rest of the day thinking about it).

salvage, wreck, and cave dives too it was not a bad idea. you put a lot of power into kicking to move around, not real hard to gash the hell out of a leg. down in that muddy mess, i would be cautious of a number of things dumped in there - old farm implements and barbed wire being two of the scariest.


You've heard of a wetsuit right?  Just saying, anything jeans will stop, a neoprene wetsuit will too.
 
2013-05-06 01:05:18 PM  

meat0918: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What Neil Gaiman story is about a girl in the trunk of a submerged car, please?

American Gods.

Great book.


It isn't the whole story, but it is definitely worth a read.
 
2013-05-06 01:17:54 PM  
Sleeps with the fishes.
images.hemmings.com
 
2013-05-06 01:25:21 PM  
They will find her GPS next to her saying "Recalculating"
 
2013-05-06 01:28:53 PM  

meat0918: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What Neil Gaiman story is about a girl in the trunk of a submerged car, please?

American Gods.

Great book.


Counterpoint: Horrible book.  But it does feature a girl in the trunk of a submerged car.

But back to the subject at hand: I hope they have a follow-up story.  It would be interesting to know whether or not those other 19 cars had bodies in them.  Maybe it could give a grieving family some closure.
 
2013-05-06 01:31:34 PM  
I'm surprised there are 20 cars just because there has to be some meth head tow driver who knows how much he can get from the salvage yard for an "abandoned" car.

\No really, I found it out on Rt. 1 with those dead fish right there in the engine block.
 
2013-05-06 01:36:34 PM  

scandalrag: I'm surprised there are 20 cars just because there has to be some meth head tow driver who knows how much he can get from the salvage yard for an "abandoned" car.

\No really, I found it out on Rt. 1 with those dead fish right there in the engine block.


the theory is that the cars went in after katrina.  either because of katrina, or because people wanted to trash the junkers, collect insurance, and blame katrina.  there are no nice cars in there.
 
2013-05-06 01:42:57 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: CliChe Guevara: (look up the treatment for coral cuts, then enjoy the rest of the day thinking about it).

Okay.  *type type type*  *click*:

-Scrub with soap and water and then flush with fresh water as soon as possible after contact with the coral.

-If the wound stings, rinse it with acetic acid (vinegar) or isopropyl alcohol (this action may reduce the effect of any irritating toxins such as those produced by fire coral).Flush the wound or abrasion with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide to remove coral dust and then flush with fresh water for most non-stinging coral cuts or abrasions.

-Rinse daily and apply an antibiotic such as  bacitracin (Baci-IM) or similar topical ointment 3-4 times per
day.

Oh no!  Clean it with soap and water. For certain types use a little vinegar or rubbing alcohol (which, admittedly stings a bit).  Pour in some hydrogen peroxide and apply Neosporin!  The horror!


Just cleaning with soap and water can lead to bad, bad things depending on what part of the world you are diving and what you got cut with. What I was thinking of was the common treatment for some specific kinds of coral cuts, which to be on the safe side is simply pouring straight Clorox bleach on and scrubbing it out with a brush.  Other treatments, if they don't fully clean it out, can make it much worse and lead to serious and even life-threatening problems that can be resistant to treatment.

/westsuits also work, but wetsuits and warm water is not a nice combination, in or out of the water.
 
2013-05-06 01:47:42 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: kid_icarus: Serves them right those teens with their teenage sex and the rock & roll music.

They were all good kids. Well except for that one boy, he was having the teeage sex and the teenage rock and roll music.


From they day he was born he was trouble.  He was deformed in his modest side.  She tried in vain but he never caused her nothing but shame.  He left home the day she died.
 
2013-05-06 02:00:06 PM  
Bayou St John is an exclusive hood in Orleans parish.

She was at a bar called Parlays Dream Lounge, which I used to go to when I was high school because they did not care who they served and it was an easy place to pick up sluts who went to the less than desirable Catholic girls schools.  Like Chapelle and Cabrini.

Some time in the 90s they put a coat of paint on it and tried to rebill it as a cigar bar, but it continued to remain sleazy.  White trash dope dealers, fat city strippers, who couldnt quite cut the lakeview and uptown crowd congregated there.
 
2013-05-06 02:10:35 PM  
Down here in Florida, we have a long stretch of highway that cuts through mainly swamps, called 'The 20 mile bend'. On both sides, there are these huge drainage ditches -- like 20 feet deep and maybe 40 wide, no guard rails, no lights at all for about 20 miles and, the last time I was out there, no reflective markers or road lines.

Naturally, the ditches are full of gators and water moccasins. Here and there are some agricultural bridges, leading off to homes so far off the road you can't see them.

A drought some years ago lowered the water levels and they found a VW bus in one which had gone missing in the 60's -- as well as the few remains of the occupants. So they checked around and found another car that had been missing since the 70's.

Back then, taking that long, lonely road at night, drivers often found it hard to stay awake and, aside from a small berm, there wasn't much to keep you out of the ditch if you lost control. Gators would quickly finish off most of any body's left floating around.

Survivors had to fight through gators, snakes and major tangles of wild grass and vines to climb the steep, dirt walls back up to the road.

I drove the road a few times in my younger years, at night and it was creepy. If it rained out, you had to slow to a crawl because the road got real hard to see.

One of the better inventions have been those raised road reflectors and reflective line paint.

Once, on a dirt road, early in the morning in another area, I found a car in a main canal. No one was in or around it, but I could see where it had come flying around a curve, slid sideways and went into the canal. It landed upright and from all the beer cans floating on the waters and scattered along the bank, I figured it was some rednecks who had been out boozing and raising hell.

I called the cops and they had the car out of there by the end of the day.

Down here, you don't want to crash into a main canal, especially during the rainy season when the things are 3/4 full. Our canals are usually full of toothy, nasty things and if you pi$$ off a Water Moccasin, those poisonous buggers will chase your butt.
 
2013-05-06 02:25:25 PM  

hinzelmann35: Counterpoint: Horrible book.


You're just sour because Gaiman gave your secret away.
 
2013-05-06 02:32:22 PM  

Famous Thamas: meat0918: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What Neil Gaiman story is about a girl in the trunk of a submerged car, please?

American Gods.

Great book.

It isn't the whole story, but it is definitely worth a read.


I never finished Anansi Boys
 
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