Investigators were able to determine the car was stolen by using tag information and locating insurance records, which show the car had not been recovered after all these years.
"We used the resources through the National Insurance Crime Bureau," Reservoir Chief Perry Waggoner said. "We contacted one of their investigators they were able to find an old purged file of a stolen vehicle out of Jackson."
The car was identified as a 1989 Mazda RX-7 stolen from Jackson 22 years ago in 1996.
Reservoir patrol officials say they have now turned the case over to Jackson police.
According to Jackson police, they have not gotten that far in their investigation to know who the owner of the car is.