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.

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.

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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