A cell phone photo sent in by Facebook user Mason Copley of Grafton shows the scene in the distance.GRAFTON - The Grafton Police Department is desperately searching for a car seen going into the Illinois River Christmas Eve - possibly with the driver still inside. 

Grafton Police Chief Peggy O'Neil said witnesses reportedly saw a dark-colored sedan, possibly an older model Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis go into the river near the Grafton Boat Ramp around 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. She said the vehicle may have submerged with a person still inside the vehicle. 

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"It may have been occupied," Chief O'Neil said. "There may have been a person inside the vehicle when it went into the river. We've been trying to locate it non-stop." 

Anyone with further details on the disappearance is asked to call the Grafton Police Department at (618) 786-3354. 

This story will continue to be updated as further details emerge.

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