Thursday, September 19, 2013

HORROR: OKLOHAMA TEENS WHO VANISHED 40 YEARS AGO DISCORVERED IN SUNKEN CAR WRECKS [Video]

The discovery of two rusting vintage cars containing six bodies has reignited the mystery of how three teenagers and three other people vanished more than four decades ago
They had lain undiscovered under an Oklahoma lake for over forty years.
And now the discovery of two rusting vintage cars containing six bodies has reignited the mystery of how three teenagers and three other people vanished more than four decades ago.

Highway patrol officers testing their sonar equipment Foss Lake near Elk City, Oklahoma on Friday stumbled upon the rusting 1969 Camaro and a Chevrolet dating back to the 1950s.

Inside the Camaro were three bodies believed to be of local teenagers who vanished after going out for a drive in 1970. Inside the Chevrolet were three more bodies – thought to be a 69-year-old man and his two friends who went missing in the state in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

The latest reports by local station KFOR states that one of the victims in the car thought to have belonged to the teenager has been identified but they are waiting to notify all of the relatives of the victims involved before releasing any names.

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The bodies discovered in the Camaro are believed to be those of (L-R) Jimmy Williams, 16,  Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios who disappeared in 1970


Missing Jimmy Williams poses next to his then brand-new Camaro as a 16-year-old in 1970
Jimmy Allen Williams 16, Thomas Michael Rios, 18, and Leah Gail Johnson, 18, all went missing after going for a drive in Jimmy’s blue 1969 Camaro on November 20, 1970.

Jimmy, who had a part time job at a grocery store, had bought himself a brand new Camaro muscle car six days earlier.

He told his parents he was going to a football game, but according to reports at the time, he backed up his car to the back door of the home and loaded several shotguns into the trunk with the help of one of his younger brothers.

According to one of his friends called Wayne, the three friends were actually going on a shooting trip.

Wayne said he was had planned to join them but changed his mind at the last minute because there was not enough room for him in the car.

The three teenagers never returned home.

Jimmy Allen Williams 16, Thomas Michael Rios, 18, and Leah Gail Johnson, 18, all went missing after going for a drive in Jimmy’s blue 1969 Camaro on November 20, 1970.

A 1950 model Chevrolet:  Contained three bodies believed to be those of Washita County residents who went missing in the early 1960s

Evidence: An investigator takes a picture of a shoe at the crime scene where six bodies and two cars were pulled from the lake

Three bodies believed to be those of local teenagers who disappeared in 1970 were discovered inside the Camaro
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They are still listed as missing persons and were thought to have been headed to a football game in nearby Elk City but also could have detoured to go hunting at Foss Lake.

Local woman Kim Carmichael was a friend of the Camaro's owner, 16-year-old Jimmy Williams.

She told Oklahoma's Newsnine.com: 'I just remember how devastated everybody was
'We lived in a little town ... Nothing like that ever happened in Sayre.

At the time of the disappearance, Ms Carmichael's father was the undersheriff in nearby Beckham County where the teens were last seen.  He died in 2003 never knowing what happened.

Ms Carmichael added: 'He said there was nothing ... There were no leads, no nothing. He said it was just like they vanished into thin air.'I can't imagine what [Williams'] family was going through if I could see what my dad was going through.'

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they are hoping the discovery will offer some relief to families who may have gone decades wondering where a missing loved one was.