About 45 years ago, a 22-year-old student Kyle Clinkscales of LaGrange, Georgia, made the familiar drive from home to Auburn University.
He was driving his white, two-door 1974 Pinto Runabout, on January 27, 1976, when both he and the vehicle disappeared. Since then, his disappearance has upset investigators as well as his family, especially since he was an only child, but the case becomes cold.
On Tuesday, car was found.
An unnamed person discovered the rear part of a car in a Creek ran under 83rd Street, and they alerted the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office.
“When they arrived at the scene they pulled the vehicle out of the water and it appeared to be an older model Ford touring car with the 1976 Georgia label with the Troup County decal,” reads a post by the company. Troup . County Sheriff’s Office read. “Chambers County has reached out to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in finding a way to run the card information.
“The Troup County card office was contacted and investigators in our crime division began examining any records we may have.
“After verification, it was found that the tag and VIN matched the 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout, the same car Kyle Clinkscales was last seen driving on the night of January 27.”
The vehicle was then taken to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office to be examined by experts, and it holds a few secrets.
On Thursday, sheriff’s office shared an update on its findings.
“On Wednesday morning, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent with the assistance of our Criminal Investigation Division began the sophisticated process of passing through the Kyle Clinkscales vehicle that was recovered on Tuesday. ,” the update reads.
“This process is being concluded as of today and recovered from the vehicle several personal belongings that appear to belong to Kyle. Approximately 50 different skeletons have also been recovered, including a partial skull, and will all be sent to the GBI Crime Laboratory for further analysis. “
Based on CNN, at least two of those personal effects are Clinkscales wallet and ID card.
According to Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart, the spot was about three miles from a normal Clinkscales route. It is not known if this position was re-searched when the student first went missing.
“For 45 years, we’ve been searching for Kyle and his vehicle,” said Sheriff James Woodruff of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, according to CNN. “We followed hundreds of leads and never really had anything significant develop from those leads.
“Just the fact that we were hoping to find him and the car gives me a big sigh of relief.”
Sadly, neither of them parents It will never be known how this story ends, as his father passed away in 2007 and his mother passed away earlier this year, still holding out hope that his son would be found.
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