Authorities: Skeletal Remains Found in Buried Car

Union County Car September 2013 (Courtesy SD Attorney General's Office)


ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say skeletal remains were found in an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls.

Crews lifted the rusted, mangled hulk from an embankment in Brule Creek near Elk Point on Tuesday afternoon.

State and local agency leaders say some potential pieces of evidence have been taken from the site and will be processed.

They say no other information will be released until an autopsy and more testing is done and the families are told of the results.

Investigators say they think the car was driven by Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, who were last seen May 29, 1971, driving a beige 1960 Studebaker Lark on their way to a party.

A fisherman called authorities after noticing one of the car’s wheels.

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