The discovery of two Oklahoma sunken cars on Tuesday may help solve some decades old missing persons cases.
As The Inquisitr reported earlier, the two vehicles match the description of two cars involved in two missing persons cases that have long gone cold.
The first was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro fits the description of a vehicle owned by 16-year-old Jimmy Allen Williams, who had gone missing on November 20, 1970 along with two friends, 18-year-old Leah Johnson and 18-year-old Thomas Rios.
According to Star Tribune, Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples is confident that the remains are those of the missing teens, though DNA hasn’t yet been run to verify the identities of the bodies found in the Camaro.
ABC News also reported on the incident, stating that Debbie McManamon has come forward saying that she is positive that one of the bodies in the 1952 Chevrolet was that of her grandfather, John Porter, who has been missing since April 8, 1969.
When McManamon heard about the findings through a Facebook post, she told ABC News, “I went, ‘Oh my goodness.’ I called my husband, he drove home and we drove up to the lake and everything started unfolding.”
“I just walked down there and they stopped me and they just looked at me like, ‘What do you need?’” she said. “And I said, ‘I think that could be my grandfather’s car. He’s been missing since April 8, 1969.’”
It was believed that Porter was in the car with two friends who also disappeared, a man and a woman.
ABC News continued on to say that the second man found in the Chevrolet is now believed to be Clebern Hammack.
Cletius Hammack, Clebern’s cousin, told ABC News:
“I thought, Oh, my gosh. I looked at the 50s Chevy that was there and I thought, you know, he left in a Chevy. I just kind of put two and two together and that was my first inkling that it was him.”
“He got in a car with a man and a woman and that was the last anyone ever saw of him,” Hammack said of his cousin. “He just vanished. That was it.”
Again, a DNA test has yet to be done to confirm that the remains belong to these people.
Could these decades old mysteries finally be coming to an end? DNA tests still need to be done on the skeletons found in the Oklahoma sunken cars to confirm or deny the identities of these individuals.
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