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Oklahoma police find remains of 6 bodies in cars at bottom of Foss Lake

The discovery of skeletal remains at the bottom of Oklahoma's Foss Lake could be the key to the disappearance of five area residents missing for more than 40 years.

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Foss Lake, Oklahoma, where two cars containing the remains of six bodies have been found. (Dragonflynan1965 / Flickr/Courtesy)

Police may finally be able to crack two decades-old cold cases after the discovery of six bodies in two cars retrieved from the bottom of Foss Lake in southwestern Oklahoma. 

The Daily Elk Citian reported Tuesday that the vehicles appeared to match a Chevrolet Camaro missing with three Sayre teenagers since November 1970, and a 1950s model Chevrolet with two Canute residents who have not been seen since the early 1960s.

The local sheriff's office first said that five bodies had been recovered, but told the Elk City Daily News late Tuesday that a sixth had also been found.

The skeletal remains have not yet been named, though officials said they had identified at least one of the bodies found inside the Camaro, NBC News reported.

Police divers found the mud-covered vehicles during a sonar testing exercise in the lake last week, Betsy Randolph, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokeswoman, was quoted as saying.

"So they went back and did a scheduled dive today and were going to recover the cars," Randolph said.

"When they pulled the cars out of the water, the first one that came out, they found bones in the car."

Police also found bones in the second car. The remains have been taken to the medical examiner's office. 

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130917/oklahoma-police-find-5-bodies-2-cars-in-lake