Skip to comments.5 bodies found in submerged Oklahoma cars(UPDATE: Sixth body found)
Posted on 09/18/2013 3:29:58 AM PDT by servo1969
ELK CITY, Okla. Emergency crews pulled two cars from Foss Lake in Custer County Tuesday afternoon.
The Elk City Daily News reported human remains have been found in both vehicles.
Investigators said one of the vehicles is connected to a cold case more than 40-years-old where three teenagers went missing Nov. 20, 1970.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro crews pulled from Foss Lake may have belonged to 16-year-old Jimmy Allen Williams, who was last seen driving in Sayre with two friends, 18-year-old Thomas Rios and 18-year-old Leah Johnson.
The three teens never returned home and have not been heard from since.
The second vehicle, a 1957 Chevy, may be linked to an older cold case from the 1950s or 1960s where two people went missing from Canute.
The Custer County Sheriff is asking anyone with information to call (580) 323-1616.
UPDATE 3:36 p.m. Custer County authorities were practicing with a new sonar device when they found the vehicles in Foss Lake Tuesday afternoon near the marina, according to the Elk City Daily News.
UPDATE 4 p.m. Officials have confirmed the identity of at least one of the victims in the 1969 Camaro found in Foss Lake, according to the Elk City Daily News. The identities are not being released until all family members are notified. Details about the remains in the 1950′s Chevy are not being released.
UPDATE: 5:36 p.m. -The Sheriff now says the remains of six bodies have been found found in the two cars found in Foss Lake Tuesday.
They might not be able to restore the vehicle ....
Maybe they better drain that whole lake. Jimmy Hoffa might be in there (and Zero’s birth certificate).
Doesn’t look like a 57 Chev in the background. More like a 51 Chev. Just MHO.
That looks like a ‘53 Chevy.
Either that lake attracts cars like a magnet or there was a serial killer dumping his victims there.
“Doesnt look like a 57 Chev in the background. More like a 51 Chev. Just MHO.”
The plate probably was from ‘57. I agree. It does not appear to be a ‘57.
“Custer County authorities were practicing with a new sonar device...”
It seems to work quite well.
OK. ‘52 was last year of split windshield. ‘53 had the one piece one.
Another reason to get your car Ziebarted
Awww, it’ll buff right out.
It seems like either a ‘51 or a ‘52.
It has split windshield,so it is not a ‘53, which had a one piece windshield.
I am very curious about the damage on the Camaro.
The front is not damaged, but the rear is horribly mangled. Impact with the water did not do that.
At the news source link, there are pictures of this same
Camaro in 1970.
That’s a picture of the trunk of the older car, isn’t it?
What’s the other car?
“Whats the other car?”
There are better pictures at the link. One shows a broadside of the older car.
Where was Ted Kennedy around that time? Sounds kind of like his M.O.
16 year old driving a car with a lot of power?
I can see the car ending up going backwards during the crash sequence, if that’s what happened.
Wouldn’t go back to those days (’50’s-70’s) for the world, but it is always a fascinating read. :)