Skip to comments.Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971
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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And merciful at the same time.
He knew 5 days sooner than had he lived.
Interesting point . . . and true.
It’s gonna take a heck of a drought to uncover 370.
This story first appeared on the internet about 10 days ago.
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.
photo at the link
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.
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.
Sometimes convenient jailhouse snitches are all they have.
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.
Well, who are we to question?
You learn fast, comrade.
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.
Dam that screen got real blurry
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.
It’s hard to keep up with them sometimes. Weather is climate when it suits their purposes, and just weather when it doesn’t.
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.
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.
Except the identities hadn't yet been positively confirmed. That is what is being reported here.
...they blamed and imprisoned David Lykken for a murder he obviously did NOT commit.
According to Lord Al Gore's per-dickt-shuns global warming ought to dry out the oceans by 2025.
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.
This is so sad.
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.
I swear - who writes these headlines?
C- J-School grads - that’s who.
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.)
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