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Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon's Car Found in Water at Cooley's Landing Marina

Reported by Andrea Richard

Update: On Sunday March 1, 2015, the police confirmed that the body in the car was that of Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon. Her funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21 Ave., Oakland Park.

Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon's car was dredged out of the waterway behind Cooley's Landing Marina at about 1:35 p.m. on Friday, February 27. Using the boat ramp, Westway Towing pulled the mud-covered vehicle from the water. According to Fort Lauderdale Detective Tracy Figone, the company assisted with the search for her car.

See also: Friends Still Searching for Lisa "Noodles" Hayden-Gordon a Month After She Disappeared

At 9:30 a.m. this morning, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department contacted divers from Guardians for the Missing. The private organization had been looking for the car for weeks and started their search at Wilton Manors. They responded and dove to investigate at 11:35 a.m. At 11:40 a.m., detectives verified that there was a car in the bay.

The detective confirmed that the car is that of Hayden-Gordon. There is a body inside the vehicle, but they will not say whose it is. The detective asked we keep in mind that it's "a very active scene," but that the body does match Hayden-Gordon's description.

Friends and neighbors are gathered around the scene right now. Some are crying, others appear calm but distraught. Hayden-Gordon's sisters are set to fly to Fort Lauderdale later tonight.

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