Bones found in submerged car linked to Auburn University student missing since 1976

After an extensive search, 45years later, his carcass was found in his car in a creek in chambers country, Alabama. Although Clinkscales’ parents died before they could see their son’s possible remains found, Morrison believes they have found the answer to so many unanswered questions. However, Clinkscales’ parents weren’t there to see their son’s car pulled out of the water.

They reported him missing to police in Auburn and LaGrange. At first, it was believed that he left on his own accord; he was not doing well at college and had previously dropped out of another school. However, as time passed and no one heard from him, the police and his family began to suspect that he met with foul play. There are no forms stating whether she stole the money or not, or why she was driving across Foster Bridge at all. She’d told us she was going to the Piggly Wiggly; the police told us she was supposed to be coming to see them.

Jones had previously said he’d left Hyde’s property to buy beer. At that point, he ran into Hyde’s house and called his grandparents to come pick him, that someone had just been shot. “There was an indentation that fit perfectly with what this guy was telling us — that a barrel got put in the lake by his relative,” Turner said. A search showed, Turner said, that the bottom of that lake was smooth but there was one spot with a noticeable indentation. Searchers then used a metal detector and it indicated metal had been in the spot of the indentation.

John passed away in 2007, and Louise died in January 2021. Sheriff James Woodruff stated that police will investigate how the skeletal remains wound up in the water. That’s something we hope to discover, but it’s been 45 years,”Woodruff said. Kyle Wade Clinkscales’ car was discovered from a creek near Cusseta, Alabama, on Tuesday after a man called 911 to report sighting a vehicle. They said it was covered with concrete in a barrel and dumped into a pond, according to news reports. Hyde said he never knew Clinkscales and said he had been arrested by the sheriff’s office recently for possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Clinkscales left LaGrange, Georgia, on January 27, 1976, to drive the 72 kilometres back to Auburn, but never showed up. He was working as a bartender in LaGrange, according to news reports. The two people were accused of making false statements, but it was not immediately clear whether they were prosecuted or served time behind bars in the case. An image in the August 29, 1996, edition of the Clay Times-Journal shows the car still half-submerged, the back bumper connected to a steel cable.

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“So if there was a gunshot wound, you’d expect to see evidence of that from the skeletal remains,” MIttelman said. But then, prosecutors who did have some murder suspects in mind, concluded that Jones had changed his story so many times he was worthless as a witness, and he went to prison for making false statements. Now, the GBI is analyzing the contents of the car, including the human remains, to 900 written on a check try to confirm if the bones found belong to Clinkscales. TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — A college student went missing on his way back to school in 1976. For 45 years, police and his family had very few answers. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking through the muddy vehicle for additional bones and will determine whether the two found so far belong to Clinkscales, Woodruff said at a news conference.

The organization is dedicated to solely looking out for missing people worldwide. In 2005, John and Louise received a call from someone who claimed to have seen a man dump Kyle’s remains in a pond in 1976. That’s why I was so elated to learn that Kyle’s Pinto had been in fourth gear when it entered the creek. The likelihood that he hadn’t been killed but had just crashed and died and disappeared made me think that my father might be right after all about my mother.

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