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Human Remains Found in Georgia Might Be College Student Who Went Missing 45 Years Ago

Human Remains Found in Georgia Might Be College Student Who Went Missing 45 Years Ago

Kyle Wade Clinkscales vanished on January 27, 1976, on his way to Auburn University.

Hopefully, this case can be closed and bring the man’s family some peace.

FOX News reports:

Georgia authorities find human remains that may belong to college student missing for 45 years

Authorities in Georgia on Wednesday announced the discovery of remains they believe belong to a college student who vanished in 1976 while driving to Auburn University, a report said.

Fox 5 Atlanta reported that officials in the state were informed that a submerged car was located in a creek near a road in Cusseta, Alabama. The car, a 1974 Pinto, was pulled from the water. Investigators believe they found bones and identification belonging to Kyle Wade Clinkscales, the missing student, who was 22 years old when he vanished on Jan. 27, 1976.

The events leading to Clinkscales’ disappearance have been a mystery, and authorities hope that the few remains could provide some new information.

Authorities have previously said Clinkscales was killed. In 2005, they arrested two people in connection with his disappearance after they said his parents received a call from a man who said he witnessed the disposal of their son’s body as a 7-year-old, and it was covered with concrete in a barrel and dumped into a pond, according to news reports. The two people were accused of making false statements.

James Woodruff, the sheriff in Troup County, Georgia, told reporters that the search for Clinkscales has been extensive.

“We’ve drained lakes, and we’ve looked here and looked there and ran this theory down and that theory down and, it’s always turned out nothing,” he said.

Deputies told Fox 5 that they found what appeared to be a Ford car with a 1976 Georgia tag and a Troup County decal. Investigators said the tag and VIN matched the car Clinkscales was last seen driving before he disappeared.


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It’s odd that the coverage does not mention if accident or foul play are suspected. Is the creek beside the road? Two miles from the road?