Dive Team Solves a 7-Year Long Missing Person Case and Gets Stiffed on the $100,000 Reward

Ethan Kazmerzak went missing back in 2013. Youtubers and Divers "Adventures With a Purpose" were able to find Etahan, still in his car that was submerged underwater, solving a 7-year-old missing person case in Hampton, Iowa. At the bottom of the page are videos of the initial search, and the post-recovery update about the missing $100,000 reward.

From Adventures with a Purpose:
"In this episode of Adventures with Purpose, we are truly humbled in the experience of finding 22-year-old Ethan Kazmerzak, in Hampton, Iowa.

Ethan went missing on September 15, 2013, just north of his hometown late one night after a party at a local quarry.

Ethan tried calling his mother from his cell phone at 12:15 am where his phone was last pinged at the corner of 190th and Olive, just a few hundred yards from where he was last seen at a party that night.

Ethan nor his VW Jetta has been seen since...

We returned to Hampton, Iowa a month after our first search aired on YouTube on October 2, 2020, after receiving new information from one of our viewers.

After just 30 minutes on the water with sonar, we identified a car underwater.

Within the hour we dove on the car, identified the car and license plate as a match to Ethan's car.

The Sheriff and Local Police Chief were contacted, meeting us at the quarry.

Because of agency protocol, the Sheriff had a police dive team arriver the next morning to document and recovery Ethan's car from underwater.

When the VW Jetta was removed from the water, it was confirmed that remains were in the back seat.

Ethan's parents were on the scene, but we respected their privacy and did not speak with them as this is a hard time for their family.

It has since been confirmed by the coroner that the remains were those of Ethan."
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Below are the initial search and a post-recovery update.

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