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Sheriff: Remains of 6, not 5, found in sunken cars

on September 18, 2013 12:41 PM

ELK CITY, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says the remains of six people, not five, were in two cars found at the bottom of a western Oklahoma lake decades after they went missing.

Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples told Oklahoma City television station KFOR (http://bit.ly/18yjpIM ) that each of the cars pulled out of Foss Lake on Tuesday contained the remains of three people. Authorities initially said one car contained the remains of three people and the other had the remains of two.

Divers training with sonar equipment found the cars accidentally last week.

Authorities say a Chevy Camaro appears to be one that went missing in 1970 with three Sayre teenagers. They say an older Chevrolet appears to be one that went missing with some Canute residents in the late 1950s or early '60s.

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PHOTO: In this Sept. 17, 2013, photo, officials investigate the scene at Foss Lake, Okla. where two decades-old cars were pulled from the water by a dive team. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office says authorities have recovered skeletal remains of multiple bodies in the Oklahoma lake where the cars were recovered. (AP Photo/The Elk City Daily News, Larissa Graham)

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