U of Idaho dean found dead in submerged car

Posted at 2:01 PM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-24 20:15:53-04

AHSAHKA, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say a dean at the University of Idaho was found dead in a car that had been submerged in the Dworshak Reservoir.

The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Paul Joyce, of Moscow, was found in his Toyota Prius around 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

The cause of death has not been determined.

The University of Idaho shared news of his death on Facebook Sunday. Joyce joined the faculty in 1991 and was appointed dean of the College of Science in 2013.

KREM reports the sheriff's office put out an attempt to locate Joyce at 3 p.m. Saturday after he was reported overdue. A couple of hours later, his car was found in the reservoir at the Big Eddy Boat Ramp.

The reservoir is located along the North Fork of the Clearwater River.

The sheriff's office did not provide other details Sunday morning.