Man found dead in car in Merced River

December 1, 2013 1:02:40 AM PST
A Merced man reported missing Friday was found dead in his car, in the Merced River.

CHP officers found a 1998 Lexus upside-down in the water next to state route 165 and river road. Officers have not released his identity yet while they notify family members, but they say his family reported the 32-year-old missing when he didn't make it to Turlock from Los Banos last night.

Investigators aren't sure how his car ended up in the river.