Car of missing college student found with skeletal remains inside

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The missing college student’s car has been found 45 years after he went missing.

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Police say the vehicle sank in a drain in Chambers County, alabama, On Tuesday, a 911 caller reported seeing the car, and sheriff’s deputies pulled it out of the water. After running the license plate number, they were able to identify the vehicle Kyle Clinkscales, a 22-year-old Auburn University student who went missing in 1976.

Troop County Sheriff James Woodruff said: “For 45 years we’ve been looking for this young man and looking for this car.” Press conference With Chambers County Major Terry Wood. “We’ve drained lakes, and we’ve looked here and there, and driven down this theory and that theory, and it’s always turned out to be nothing. And finally, yesterday, out of the blue, Major Wood called us and he got the car.


Inside the 1974 Pinto runabout, police said they found several materials that helped identify Mr. Clinkscales.

“We were able to locate a wallet inside the car,” said Mr. Woodruff. “Inside that wallet was his ID and several credit cards.”

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In addition, deputies found skeletal remains.

“We also found several bones inside the car,” the sheriff said. “We believe they are human in nature.”

However, Mr Woodruff insisted that the bones had not yet been tested to determine whether they belonged to Mr Clinkscales. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating them.

Mr Clinkscales was last seen on 27 January 1976, when he was leaving his job at LaGrange, Georgia About 45 miles to go back to Auburn University.

He never made it. His parents filed a missing person report, and for years they waited for answers as to what happened to their son.

Sadly, those answers didn’t come on time. Mr Clinkscales’ father died in 2007 and his mother passed away earlier this year at the age of 92.

“He always hoped that he would come home. It was always our hope that we would find him before he died,” said Mr. Woodruff. “Just the fact that we hope we can find that more car gives me a huge sigh of relief.”

Although his car has been found, the cause of Mr Clinkscales’ death has yet to be determined, and many questions remain. Mr Woodruff said he hoped the GBI would respond to him.

“I want to see what the GBI finds in the car,” said the sheriff. “How many bones did they get? Did they get the skull? Is there anything we can take to the crime lab and determine if something went wrong? Was he murdered and left there? Did he run off the road and get buried in the rubble there? Those are some of the things we hope to find.”


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