Adventures with Purpose LiveStream Candle Light Vigil for Bill Simmons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RPGq0buYQA

Thank You Jared for inviting us to Nashville to help with the search for Bill Simmons and to finally bring him home to his family!

Vigil Held for person found inside car in Cumberland River

This is the story about finding Bill Simmons’ Car in the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tenn. 

One correction: Dennis isn’t a diver! We were there doing Side Imaging Sonar 

Vigil held for person found inside car in Cumberland River
LOCAL NEWS
by: Valencia Wicker

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 / 10:36 PM CST / Updated: Jan 26, 2021 / 10:50 PM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Simmons family clung to one another while surrounded by friends, community leaders, and candles along the Cumberland River.

“It’s been probably the toughest day I’ve ever had in my life,” said Cristine Simmons.

Her husband, Bill, has been missing since June 15th, 2020. Community leaders held a vigil for the 57-year-old man on Tuesday evening after divers found a car matching the description of his in the water.

“From experience, we’ve done so many of these searches over the past 15 years, when someone goes missing, it’s always close to home,” said Dennis Watters, one of the divers who traveled from Illinois to help search. “We didn’t want to leave town until we turned over the last rock.”

Monday, Watters says he was the man who found the car which fit the description of Bill’s.

“It’s bittersweet because you know the search is over and it’s the ending. In this case — the minute it came upon our sonar, we knew we had him,” said Watters.

Watters says the car was found upside down with a body inside. From what he can tell, the car went through a fence lining the river and into the water.

“When the car came out of the water, it was just destroyed,” said Watters. “There’s not a spot on the car that doesn’t have damage.”

The Simmons family finally gets closure, after seven months of confusion.

“I’m on a roller coaster,” said Simmons. “I’m relieved that I finally know where my husband is. And at the same time — I’m a devastated wife. I’ve lost my soul mate and now I have to deal with that.”

Metro Police have not yet identified the body found inside the car. They are awaiting confirmation from the medical examiners.

https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/vigil-held-for-car-with-body-inside-found-in-cumberland-river/

 

 

Warren County Sheriff’s Office Post

Below is a copy of a Facebook post made by the Warren County, MO Sheriff’s Department regarding the recovery of the missing Warrenton man Nathan Ashby and his vehicle out of the Missouri River.

Warren County Sheriff Post

Missing Warrenton Man Found

https://www.kmov.com/news/law-enforcement-believes-remains-pulled-out-of-missouri-river-are/article_dff15216-2b5e-11ea-a5a1-733f500e74bf.html

Amazon Smile

Team Watters Sonar is now registered on Amazon Smile. When you make a purchase on Amazon please consider supporting Team Watters Sonar Search & Recovery, Inc.

Thank You!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1601935

Letter of Appreciation from Grapevine,Texas Police Department

Letter of Appreciation

Husband-Wife Duo teams up with Texas Equusearch to bring home the missing

https://bluebonnetnews.com/2019/02/24/husband-wife-duo-teams-up-with-texas-equusearch-to-bring-home-the-missing/

Missing Liberty County,TX woman found inside vehicle pulled from Trinity River

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/body-found-inside-vehicle-during-search-for-missing-woman-in-liberty-county/285-d81436cd-57ce-43e0-9667-a90ad64b630d

Missing woman’s vehicle recovered from Cedar Creek Lake

https://www.inforney.com/local-news/body-found-in-submerged-vehicle-positively-identified-as-missing-woman/article_22fa65d4-3182-11e9-86b1-cf5ef35e5366.html