Wade Lurk had been missing for a little over a week. Monday, the search for Wade Lurk came to a tragic end when his car and body were pulled out of Goose Creek Lake. It is believed that Wade Lurk accidentally drove off the rode and into the lake and drown following leaving a party.
The car was 75 feet from the edge of a boat ramp. It was by chance three fisherman in two boats spotted the car. Fisherman Randy Houchin said, “I was on the back of the boat and I looked down and I could see the big square top of the car.” Fisherman Robert Witcher said, “I knew it was the car because they had been looking for this little white car. I’ve seen it on gas stations and everywhere.”
The car was facing the shore but investigators found evidence Wade accidentally drove the car down the ramp. Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Al Nothum said, “When the vehicle came down the ramp, there’s a wall and deck to the right side. The vehicle sideswiped that. We have evidence on the wall and on the car and not only that it knocked off the side mirror.”
Body believed to be that of missing teen
The car was pulled from Goose Creek Lake near Ste. Genevieve. It is the same model and color as Wade Lurk’s white 1990 Nissan Stanza, said Cpl. Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The license plate numbers also matched. Stolzer confirmed that the body was found inside the car.