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Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971
AP via twincities.com ^ | 04/15/2014 | Carson Walker

Posted on 04/28/2014 1:05:17 PM PDT by BBell

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; jailhouseinformant; missinggirls; mysterious; nifongism; southdakota
It's sad the one girl's dad died 5 days before the car was found
1 posted on 04/28/2014 1:05:17 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

And merciful at the same time.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 1:06:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BBell

He knew 5 days sooner than had he lived.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 1:08:35 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: BBell
Hope it doesn't take as long to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
4 posted on 04/28/2014 1:09:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Interesting point . . . and true.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 1:09:43 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s gonna take a heck of a drought to uncover 370.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 1:10:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BBell

This story first appeared on the internet about 10 days ago.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe.

It might have been better to know that she died in a sudden accident and was possibly unconscious, rather than being abducted or abused.

Who knows what conclusion he had come to in his mind.

8 posted on 04/28/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: BBell
Saw this story somewhere recently.Life is tenuous...even for the young.My sister lost her 18 year old daughter to a drunk driver 4 days before Christmas.Twenty five years later and she's not even *close* to being “over it”.But these parents not knowing for decades...that had to be even more difficult.
9 posted on 04/28/2014 1:12:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

photo at the link


10 posted on 04/28/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: BBell

I do not like the part about the zealous investigators trying to pin a murder rap on some jailbird.

I keep saying that I can survive the truth, it’s the lies I worry about.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 1:15:04 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Well, the IPCC says that could happen.
12 posted on 04/28/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s like losing a limb. You continue on with life, but there is an impact that is always there.

Truth be told, I suspect pretty much every adult has to live with things like this in varying degrees. It’s part of being human.

And accepting Christ really DOES remove burdens. Even this kind. I know from personal experience.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 1:15:57 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Loud Mime
I do not like the part about the zealous investigators trying to pin a murder rap on some jailbird.

Sometimes convenient jailhouse snitches are all they have.

14 posted on 04/28/2014 1:16:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Similar to a case in this area where a woman was missing after a party and many suspected bf of killing her. NO evidence. Her vehicle and body were found in a marsh some years later during a dry spell. She had gone straight ahead on a curve.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 1:18:48 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, who are we to question?


16 posted on 04/28/2014 1:18:55 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You learn fast, comrade.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

IPCC says that the oceans will rise not fall. They keep prattling on about those unfortunate people on the coasts and on islands who will be drowned.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 1:24:58 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Dam that screen got real blurry


19 posted on 04/28/2014 1:26:29 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: wideawake

In the early 1970’s the annual death toll from traffic accidents was horrendous and I never remember child abduction being a subject of national attention until a decade or so later. Something mechanical or car related must have been the logical assumption.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 1:27:02 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: reg45

It’s hard to keep up with them sometimes. Weather is climate when it suits their purposes, and just weather when it doesn’t.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 1:28:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: BBell

Intersting parallel for me.

6 June 1971, graduation night, a friend and I had stopped at a gravel pit, waiting for friends to pass by, as one was headed home and the other needed a ride back.

After too long a delay, we went looking for them, only to find their car on it’s top, having flown and flipped a couple times. But they were nowhere to be found.

Now sunrise, we fould footprints in the sand that led to a farmhouse where the couple shaken but safe.

3 of us entered the service in the succeeding weeks and it was 30 years before I heard the rest of the story, which is only of personal interest.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: G Larry

arg!

“FOUND FOOTPRINTS”


23 posted on 04/28/2014 1:31:37 PM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: BBell
I was attending college in South Dakota when this happened and remember that authorities quickly followed the most outlandish stories about their disappearance... them running off to California, joining a hippy commune etc. My college roommate at the time drove a Studebaker and was actually stopped and questioned by police. If authorities had seriously followed up with witnesses who said the girls had been following them. When they missed the turn off to the gravel pit and turned around they no longer saw the girl's car. That would have reduced the initial search to perhaps a half mile of road and maybe would have prompted someone to search the creek or at least look for signs they had gone off the gravel road.

My wife and I visited the site shortly after the car was uncovered. It is not uncommon in this part of the country for farmers to have used wrecked cars to halt stream erosion so the presence of a wrecked car in the creek would have conceivably gone unnoticed for years. We both agreed that what may have prompted the fisherman to contact authorities about the car was the discovery of two long lost cars in a lake in Oklahoma a few weeks before that solved two cold case disappearances. What was strange was that a home had been built about 20 years ago literally across the road from where the car was found and for all those years the owners never notices anything.

24 posted on 04/28/2014 1:42:03 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Gumdrop
This story first appeared on the internet about 10 days ago.

Except the identities hadn't yet been positively confirmed. That is what is being reported here.

25 posted on 04/28/2014 1:49:07 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: BBell

...they blamed and imprisoned David Lykken for a murder he obviously did NOT commit.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 1:55:38 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Revolting cat!; GeronL
It’s gonna take a heck of a drought to uncover 370.

According to Lord Al Gore's per-dickt-shuns global warming ought to dry out the oceans by 2025.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 2:02:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Loud Mime

So long as the paperwork is done, they really don’t care about the outcomes.

They’ll even bundle unsolved cases and get someone to sign off on them as a plea bargain deal.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 2:03:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BBell

This is so sad.

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29 posted on 04/28/2014 2:05:36 PM PDT by Mears
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To: The Great RJ

Thanks for the background. I used to live in Nebraska and it was not unusual at all to find cars in ditches or woods while we were out hunting. When we would go out on the river you would see entire banks covered with old cars for erosion prevention.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 2:40:43 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

I swear - who writes these headlines?

C- J-School grads - that’s who.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 4:03:06 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: a fool in paradise

Still way better than 40+ years ago before there was a scientific process of reconstruction or collision analysis to systematically identify the contributing factors in different types of collisions (the role of the driver(s), vehicle(s), roadway and the environment etc.)


32 posted on 04/28/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT by erlayman
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