VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana Conservation Officers with the Department of Natural Resources recently removed two stolen vehicles from the Wabash River in western Vigo County.

According to a Facebook post by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement, the officers were taking advantage of the frozen ground by removing the vehicles from the river’s flood plain at this time. The post said Edington’s Wrecker Service used a skid steer loader to “make an otherwise arduous task look simple”.

DNR said in the post that they believe the cars were put in the river by those who stole them in order to conceal evidence of their crimes.

Anyone with information about those involved in the theft or burning of the recovered Toyota Highlander and Isuzu Rodeo are being encouraged to contact Indiana Conservation Officers Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536.