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Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Car Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

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Authorities have found skeletal remains in the 1960 Studebaker that was pulled from a South Dakota creek and tied them to a cold case from more than 40 years ago.
"Skeletal remains have been recovered as well as additional items. No further information will be released until a requested autopsy and further testing is complete and family members properly notified," the South Dakota Attorney General's Office said in a statement.
Officials said pieces of evidence taken from the site of the recovered car had been "processed," and "items of potential evidentiary significance have been preserved" but did not elaborate further.
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, both 17, were last seen in Union County, S.D., on their way to a party on May 29, 1971. They were driving a beige Studebaker Lark that officials believe belonged to one of the grandfathers of one of the girls.
Now, 42 years later, it appears that the Studebaker has turned up.
"A fisherman or hunter noticed a wheel in a small creek area, or embankment, in Union County, S.D.," Sara Rabern, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Office of the Attorney General, told ABCNews.com. "He contacted the sheriff."
"The division of criminal investigation was called in and they were able to determine that the license plate belonged to one of the missing girls' grandfather," Rabern said.
It is unknown at this time why the car had not been spotted before, but Rabern said there was historically low water levels this year, which may have helped.
Relatives of the two teenagers have been notified about the car.
"The police department called to let us know before the news came out," a relative of Pamella Jackson told ABCNews.com, asking that he not be identified by name because the family did not yet want to make a formal statement. "They just said they found the car. We know for sure it's the car because the license plates are still on it."
"We're kind of surprised that they found it, but we're happy," the relative said. "It's one more piece of the puzzle."
Jackson's father recently died and the family received the news of the car just days after his burial.
The case has had a tumultuous history. On two separate occasions, two men serving prison sentences for unrelated charges were indicted in the murders of the girls, but both times the charges were dropped when supposed admissions to other inmates turned out to be fake, according to the Associated Press.
In September 2004, a search of a Union County farm led to the discovery of bones, clothing, a purse, photos and other items, but not the car, the AP reported. Authorities did not say if the bones were the girls' or even if they were human remains.
This is the second time in recent weeks that a submerged car has helped connect the dots in a cold case.
In Oklahoma last week, six sets of skeletal remains were recovered from two cars that were found three feet away from each other at the bottom of a lake. Officials are still conducting DNA testing, but believe that one car belonged to three teens who disappeared and the other to a grandfather with two friends.


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Re: Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Car Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

This site is about half an hour down the road from me. There has been quite a debate for years whether a man that lived near this site; and is a convicted serial rapist was involved in the disappearance of the girls.

A few years back his farm was excavated and ground penetrating radar used to look for this car on his property. Nothing was found.

These girls were on the way to a gravel pit for a party when they disappeared. I personally believe they were intoxicated and crashed in this creek that is only a half mile from their destination.

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Re: Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Car Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

another cold case gets solved

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Re: Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Car Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

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South Dakota mystery solved: Teen girls died in 1971 car crash

The remains recovered from a car found overturned in a South Dakota creek last fall have been identified as those of two teenage girls who disappeared in 1971, and no foul play is suspected, authorities said on Tuesday.

The girls, Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson, were both 17 when they headed out to a party in a 1960 Studebaker and never came home, according to authorities.

A sportsman spotted the car last September in Brule Creek in rural Union County, about 50 miles south of Sioux Falls, and authorities found remains in the driver and passenger seats.

The remains were recovered and tested, and identified as those of the missing girls. Test results were "consistent with a car accident," South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley told a news conference.

"There is no type of injury that would be consistent of or caused by foul play or inappropriate conduct," he said.

Jackley said the car was in third gear with the lights on when it ended up in the creek, leading investigators to conclude the teenagers died in a crash. Evidence indicated a tire may have blown and there was no evidence that alcohol played a role, he said.

The girls had visited Miller's grandmother in the hospital the evening of May 29, 1971, before meeting up with three boys in a church parking lot, Jackley said. The group then set off for a nearby party, with the girls in one vehicle and the boys in another, he said.

"They indicated they were being followed by the girls and at one point they had missed a turn and when they looked back, the girls had vanished," Jackley said.

Their disappearance had been investigated as a crime by a state cold case squad and an imprisoned rapist was even indicted for their murders, but in 2008 prosecutors dropped that case, finding that other inmates had faked a tape recorded confession.

A wet spring in 2013, along with drought conditions and a change in water current had helped to expose the car in the creek near a bridge, Jackley said.

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Re: Skeletal Remains Found in South Dakota Car Tied to Teens Missing Since 1971

I'm glad this is finally solved, but it really should have been a long long time ago.

The classmates that the girls were following in their car were interviewed just after their disappearance.

What struck me was the interview of the classmates who said the investigators didn't listen to the description of the car being right behind them and when they themselves in their car, went too far past the road that led to the party - turned around and the lights of the girls' car just behind them were gone. What wasn't mentioned so far is that many of those old country bridges DID NOT HAVE RAILS at that time and on a dark wet night it meant danger for even an experienced driver.

That bridge and the entrance to the quarry weren't even a quarter-mile apart.

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I like the car

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"They indicated they were being followed by the girls and at one point they had missed a turn and when they looked back, the girls had vanished," Jackley said.
so how the hell did the cops miss an upturned car in a creek for 40 years if it simply crashed off the road???

useless shits!! it's not like it drove 50 miles and then crashed...

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