Skeletal remains found in two rusting cars at the bottom of an Oklahoma lake belong to six people who vanished in two separate incidents more than 40 years ago, DNA tests have confirmed.
The discovery – made accidentally as police tested out sonar in Foss Lake in September 2013 – brings an end to two cold cases, stretching back to 1969 and 1970.
This week, more than a year after the discovery, the state Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identities of the bodies, and said they all died from drowning in accidental deaths, CNN reported.
In one car, a 1969 blue Camaro with a white top, investigators found the bodies of 16-year-old Jimmy Williams, who was driving, and his friends Thomas Rios and Leah Johnson, both 18.
On November 20, 1970, Williams was driving the two older teens in his new car – which he had bought just three days before – as they made their way to a football match, but they never arrived.
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