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The skeletal remains of six bodies in two cars that were last seen over 40 years ago have been found at the bottom of the remote Foss Lake in Custer County, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma troopers found the cars decaying side by side in about 12 feet of water during a training exercise with new sonar equipment on September 10. When they were pulled from the lake, bones were found in each – the remains of three people in each car. A human skull was floating in the water.
The discovery may potentially solve two decades-old missing persons cases.
One of the cars, a blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, is believed to be associated with the disappearance of three high school students from the small town of Sayre, OK. They were last seen on Nov. 20, 1970 heading to a football game in Elk City. The investigation at the time noted speculation that they may have detoured to go hunting at Foss Lake, instead.
The case never had a lead.
The second car is a 1950s-era Chevrolet that may be associated with an old story about a couple or group of three who disappeared in the early 1960s. They were last seen ten miles south of the area in Canute, on their way to Foss Lake.
The missing persons database does not record open cases earlier than 1969, so the local legend is all they have to go on at this point.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with any information to contact them immediately at (580) 323-1616.
Update 10/27/14: DNA Solves Foss Lake Bodies Mystery