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'Extraordinary': Car of missing man found 9 years later

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Posted at 1:49 AM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 01:49:44-04

CLARE, Mich. — A simple Carfax report has led to the recovery of a car that belonged to a Saginaw-area man who has been missing since 2011.

Eric Franks’ family had figured that the Chevy Malibu was destroyed or at the bottom of a lake.

Instead, it was recently tracked to a man in Clare, Michigan, who said he bought the vehicle from someone who had acquired it at an estate sale.

Michigan State Police took possession of the car this week.

Sgt. Joseph Rowley hopes it produces some fresh leads.

Franks was 38 when he was last seen at a motel in 2011.