Remains have been found in a 1960 Studebacker that has been missing for over 40 years along with two teens on Tuesday.
Following the recent discovery of the remains of two separate cold missing person cases that date back over 40 years in an Oklahoma lake last week, another cold case of missing persons found in a submerged car in South Dakota has been discovered.
On Monday, a man spotted a car wheel coming out of the water near the embankment of Brule Creek, south of the bridge over 310th Street in Beresford, said Sioux City Journal. The wheel became visible because the level of the creek was lower. The police stated that the wheel belonged to a 1960 Studebaker Lark, the same type of car that Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson were in when they went missing. Authorities ID'd the license plate as a South Dakota license plate of 19-3994, verifying that it belonged to Oscar Jackson, who is Pamella's grandfather.
"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's car," Sara Rabern, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Office of the Attorney General told ABC News.
Later that day, Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that skeletal remains, as well as other items, were found in the car, but no identification of the remains have been made at this time.
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, both 17, were driving the car to a party on May 29, 1971 when they went missing.
The car that had been lying upside down in the water, was pulled out onto the banks on Tuesday and turned over revealing a flattened top.
Jackson, who owned the car and was the grandfather of Pamella, died three days ago, he was 102-years-old.
"After 42 years, I'm still grieving and looking for closure," Sorensen-Denke, who grew up with Jackson and Miller, told the Sioux City Journal. "It's very hard. But today, it's another step closer to finding out what happened."