1971 disappearance: New test results to be released

1971 disappearance of two girls in South Dakota: Authorities will discuss results from forensic testing on human remains found last September in a car pulled from a creek.

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    A Studebaker with skeletal remains found in Brule Creek near Elk Point, S.D. Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson were last seen May 29, 1971, driving a 1960 Studebaker Lark on their way to a party. The attorney general, sheriffs from Union and Clay counties, and the Union County state's attorney scheduled a news conference on April 15, in Elk Point where they plan plan to release test results and update the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of the two girls near Alcester.
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Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Authorities are holding a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss results from forensic testing on human remains found last September in an upside down Studebaker pulled from a creek. Record flooding followed by a drought brought the vehicle into view.

Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, of Vermillion, were last seen in the car on their way to a party in May 1971.

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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley earlier said a mechanical test points away from foul play because the car was in third gear, the highest.

A forensic pathologist confirmed skeletal remains found in the car are consistent with being from two different people.

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