Missing Teenage Girls’ Car Believed to be Found 40 Years Later


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(CNN) — They were 17-year-old high school students driving to a party at a gravel pit. Perhaps they took a wrong turn; perhaps there was foul play. For 42 years, authorities have had no idea how Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson disappeared.

Now there may finally be answers.

A car that appears to be theirs was spotted in a creek just half a mile from the girls’ intended destination near Beresford, South Dakota, reported CNN affiliate KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. The license plate and hubcap match those of the car they were in when they vanished in 1971.

The timing is especially poignant. Jackson’s father died last week at the age of 102. His funeral was Saturday. The car was found Monday.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges said the vehicle, discovered in an embankment in Brule Creek, will be…

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