On Monday authorities announced that the body of a missing man who was in a fiery crash and walked away and disappeared two months ago, was found in a Philadelphia Creek.
David Taundi, 33, of Roxborough, Pa. was last seen climbing out of his car on the 5200 block of Henry Avenue after it had hit a pole, flipped over on to its roof and caught on fire. A witness saw Taundi crawl out of the driver's side and walk away, reports ABC 6 Action news. The accident occurred only blocks from the home that David shared with his father Josia Taundi.
"The flames were too high for the witness to get any closer than he got," said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Michael Payne
Josia had been searching for his son for two months and was in shock when authorities told him that his son's body had been pulled from the Wissahickon Creek in East Falls.
"I was very surprised because the police had told me they were going to comb that whole creek and find out if anyone would be there," Josia said.
In December, authorities searched the woods off Henry Avenue after his disappearance but they were not able to locate David, reports NBC 10 Philadelphia.
"We have a canine in the area, we'll just look around and see we can find him," said Payne back in December. What happened to David after the crash and how he ended up in the creek is a mystery.
David was found lying face down in the creek on Lincoln Drive and Ridge Avenue.
The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
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