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An Alabama man’s fishing trip to a popular lake was cut short after he found human remains inside a vehicle that belonged to someone who had disappeared more than a decade earlier.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that an unidentified fisherman called police on Friday.

The fisherman said he had seen what appeared to be a truck in the murky waters of Weiss Lake in Cherokee County, Alabama.

When the local police arrived, they took out a truck and were surprised to find human remains inside.

Oscar Lewis Rey

The vehicle, which was found in the lake, was registered to Oscar Lewis King. (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department)

Police said the vehicle matched a missing person, Oscar Lewis King, who was first reported missing more than a decade ago in northern Alabama.

King, who mysteriously disappeared in 2013, was 74 years old at the time of his disappearance.

Lake Weiss

Human remains were recovered from Lake Weiss in Cherokee County on Friday morning. (Google Maps)

At the time of his disappearance, local stations reported that King’s truck was a blue 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said the remains will be sent to a forensic laboratory to confirm their identity.

By Sam