Body Found In Car Confirmed To Be Missing Ohio Man

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A sheriff's office says a car pulled from a pond contained the body of a man who disappeared nine years ago in central Ohio.

Delaware County sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Whited says the coroner's office in neighboring Franklin County confirmed it was Anthony "Tony" Luzio Jr.

The 25-year-old man disappeared July 4, 2005, after leaving a holiday party. The car he'd driven was pulled from a pond Tuesday.

The pond was searched after officers identified 300 bodies of water that were big enough for a car to go into and within a 3-mile radius of where Luzio was last seen.

Luzio's father tells The Columbus Dispatch the discovery is bittersweet. He says the family always had a bit of hope of finding Luzio but now can put him to rest.