Bench, funnel, and pipe found near sinkhole in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS — A pile of stainless steel pipes and buckets was found on the ground in the parking lot of a Cedar Rapids motel, prompting a search for more evidence in an effort to determine the source of the sinkhole, police said.
The area around the motel is near Cedar Rapids Park, which was shut down Thursday after the sinkholes began to appear, the Cedar Rapids Police Department said in a statement.
The department’s search for evidence has so far been ongoing.
Police are looking for any information leading to the identification of the source.
Police said the motel was rented by a man and that the man told police that he had a friend who lived at the motel, and he also reported seeing a man at the same motel with a silver pickup truck with the name “Kendrick” painted on it.
The truck was described as a silver sedan with the license plate number “SATAN.”