Ft Lauderdale family found dead in a car.
On a rainy night, June 3, 1999, Nelta Jacques and her two young daughters left Fort Lauderdale driving toward home in Tampa. They disappeared.Nelta’s hunter green Dodge minivan was found in a canal Wednesday by a BSO dive team during a training session. Inside, still in seatbelts were four skeletal remains; Nelta, Juanita, Johana and Nelta’s unborn daughter. Authorities believe she turned off I-75’s rain soaked pavement at Mile Marker 31 near the boat ramp, perhaps to wait out the storm. In so doing, they believe she accidentally plundered into a canal where the wreckage sat 18 feet below water for 11 years.