Scuba diver solves 21-year-old cold case of missing Tennessee teens

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A scuba diver has broken a 21-year-old cold case after an old, rusty car was found at the bottom of a Tennessee river.

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Teenagers Erin Foster, 18, and Jeremy Bechtel, 17, were last seen at Foster’s 1988 Pontiac Grand Am on April 3, 2000 in Sparta, Tenn.

For years, the teams tirelessly searched for the teenagers, but nothing happened.


“The whole investigation was held at the west end of the county,” said Sheriff Steve Page from the White County Sheriff’s Office. said inside version, “That’s where everyone assumed something bad had happened, but it didn’t.”

YouTuber Jeremy Beau Sides, who uses underwater technology to try to solve missing persons cases, on his channel Nug. search with, heard about the case and decided to travel to Tennessee to see what he could find.

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Page and Favor are linked, according to NBC News, and Page shared area Where the teenager was last seen.

On November 30, Sides Foster’s car found submerged And in the Calfkiller River is covered with rust. His YouTube video shows the moment he confirmed the license plate on Foster’s car matched.

“I’m lost for words. I’m so glad I could find them. I’m so sad they ended there. I can’t believe it – it’s been over 20 years that they’ve been sitting there.” And waiting for someone to find it,” Sides said in his Youtube video,

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“It looks like they went around the corner and lost control and went into the river.”

Investigators told NewsChannel5 that the rusted vehicle were human remains inside, and who have been sent for DNA and dental examination.

Police confirmed on Facebook that the vehicle found was the same one that belonged to Foster.

fans of nutritive And bechtel Have set up GoFundMe pages to raise money for funerals.

Photos shared on a Facebook page dedicated to cold cases Shows a handmade sign and flowers At the scene where the car was found.

“After several attempts we were finally able to visit the scene,” a loved one said. posted on facebook, “It brings a peace that cannot be explained. Just quiet. Calm. Peace. Relax my friends. Flying high. We love you.”


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