In a news story that seems to come right of the screen of a Wes Craven movie, police in Oklahoma discovered two cars submerged at the bottom of a lake while doing training exercises and both cars were full of dead bodies. The 1950 Chevy had the bodies of a man and a woman in it. Police believe that these are two people who have been listed as missing since the late 1960s. The 1969 Camaro had the skeletons of three people in it and like the older Chevy, police believe they know who the three people in the Camaro are as there is an open case dating from the early 1970s.
Reportedly, police discovered the two cars in the remote lake when they were testing out new sonar equipment at the place known as Foss Lake. After the cars were located, they were dragged out of the lake and that is when forensics investigators were allowed to deal with the skeletons in all three of them. Searching open case files, it didn’t take long for authorities to gather who they may be looking at.
Quoting from an NBC News story -
“The Camaro is believed to be associated with the disappearance of three students at Sayre High School: Jimmy Allen Williams 16, Thomas Michael Rios, 18, and Leah Gail Johnson 18. They were last seen on Nov. 20, 1970, in Jimmy’s car — a blue 1969 Camaro, which was never found, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a bureau of the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice.”
The old Chevy belongs to a missing couple who disappeared roughly 10 years before those in the Camaro. Police are also working to confirm their identities.
This is obviously a sad story, but we hope it brings some closure to the families. The fact of the matter is that if the police had not chosen that particular lake in the middle of nowhere to test this new equipment out in, they’d have never been found. Even with today’s technologies it seems nearly impossible to figure out how both of these cars and all of these people ended up at the bottom of the lake. Creepy as hell.