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Women found dead in submerged car worked on yachts

Women found dead in submerged car worked on yachts

CREATED Oct 8, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- A business owner in the luxury boat industry says three women found dead in a submerged car at a Rhode Island shipyard were friends who worked on some of the world's finest yachts.

Peter Wilson is co-founder and co-owner of Newport-based MCM, which represents yacht owners. He tells The Providence Journal that Jennifer Way, Louise Owen and Femmetje Staring became close friends working in the yachting industry.

Police say the driver of the car they were found in Friday apparently missed a turn and the vehicle went into the water. It's not clear who was driving.

Way lived in North Kingstown and was a yacht manager at MCM. Owen was from Wales and Staring was from the Netherlands. Wilson says both Owen and Staring worked on luxury yachts.

Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com