Oklahoma deputies have discovered the remains of at least six people in the shells of two old cars, reports ABC News. The cars were discovered at the bottom of Foss Lake in Oklahoma just before noon on Tuesday.
The discovery could help solve cold cases over 40 years old.
“Missing persons reports from 1969 and 1970 that originate from neighboring jurisdiction show real similarity with the vehicles that were recovered from the lake and the investigation is proceeding along those lines,” said the Custer County Sheriff’s office in a statement. “However no positive identification has been made.”
Custer County Sheriff Bruce People’s said one of the vehicles could belong to Jimmy Williams, a 16-year-old who went missing in 1970. He was last seen driving with his friends Leah Johnson and Thomas Rios. None of them have been seen since. The other car could hold the remains of up to three people who have been missing since 1969.
“It’s closure for those families that no longer have to wonder what happened to their loved ones and that’s one of the reasons, of course, we investigate this to determine if a crime was committed,” Peoples said.