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Alaina Camacho's body, gold car pulled from Lake Erie

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Lake Erie Nathan Orona Alaina Camacho search
Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 18:53:57-04

LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County divers pulled the body of missing 18-year-old Alaina Camacho and a gold car from Lake Erie.

The body of missing Nathan Orona was found in Lake Erie Sunday morning.

A dive team and heavy duty wreckers were called to the scene of the search Monday afternoon.

"They were both together," said Albert Camacho, Alaina's uncle. "He was found and if there’s something there, and she is inside that car in the lake, just get her out and bring her home, have some closure."

During the search, a crew in a boat spotted something in the water near the pier they wanted checked into, and the dive team entered the water, exiting about 30 minutes later. A gold car was later pulled from the lake by heavy wreckers.

A search of the area waters was suspended Sunday due to weather but was planned to resume once conditions were more favorable. That search continued Monday.

Monday’s search stems from the discovery of Orona’s body Sunday morning.

On Sunday, deputies received a call from a fisherman who was fishing off a pier east of the Hot Waters boat launch when he observed what appeared to be a body floating in the lake.

Authorities removed the body from the water and confirmed it to be Orona. Autopsy results are pending.

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Orona, 20, and Camacho, 18, were last seen on Feb. 1 in Lorain County.

Camacho's sister said she texted her roommate on Cleveland's East Side around midnight Feb. 1 and said she was heading home, but she never made it.

Instead, Sara Camacho said video showed her sister picking up Orona from the Sheffield Estates Apartments near Lorain around 1:40 a.m.

Family members said it was the last anyone saw or heard from the pair.

A month after the two went missing, detectives said there had been no activity on either Orona or Camacho's cell phones.