After a six-week search, Dr. Zehra Attari's body was found in her car at the bottom of the Oakland Estuary in Almeda, Calif.
Divers at the Grand Street pier on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 located a car matching the description of Attari's 2001 gray Honda Accord. After lifting the car from the murky water, police discovered the doctor's body.
Police say they had conducted searches of the estuary before, but didn't find anything until they brought divers to the scene Tuesday.
According to police and residents, the road on which Attari was traveling is deadly -- no barrier between the street and the water exists. They say it is likely that someone who didn't know the area could drive off the pier and into the water unknowingly.