Cars Oklahoma Lake Mystery: Six Bodies In Two Cars Open Two Cold Cases 40 Years Ago [VIDEO]

By Danny Choy on September 18, 2013 5:24 PM EDT

Foss Lake, Oklahoma, discovery
Six bodies in two cars were discovered in Foss Lake, Oklahoma. Authorities reopen cold cases from 40 years ago. (Photo: YouTube)

Six bodies in two cars were found below Foss Lake, Oklahoma. According to authorities, the discovery near Elk City opens two cold cases involving six victims that occurred a decade apart. Oklahoma Highway patrol managed to make the discovery when they were out testing new sonar tools over Lake Foss.

Oklahoma patrol officers were testing their sonar equipment over Foss Lake, Oklahoma, on Friday when the equipment discovered a significant hunk of metal lying all the way down in the lake bed. Dive teams sent back to investigate and found bones inside cars, including skulls.

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"So they went back and did a scheduled dive today and were going to recover the cars. When they pulled the cars out of the water, the first one that came out they found bones in the car," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesperson Betsy Randolph. Two rusting vintage cars were pulled from the bottom of the lake. According to authorities, the two vehicles each contained three skeletons inside.

The first rusted piece of metal that was pulled from Foss Lake was what was once a 1969 Chevy Camaro. According to reports, the bodies in the Camaro match reports of three teenagers disappeared on November 10, 1970. The missing teens include 16-year-old Jimmy Allen Williams, 18-year-old Thomas Michael Rios, and 18-year-old Leah Gail Johnson.

The second vehicle recovered is a Chevrolet dated from the 1950's. Authorities believe the victims are a 69-year-old man and his two friends that vanished in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

"The decomposed nature of the crs make it difficult to positively identify here at the scene," admits Custer County Sheriff Bruce People. That said, police have managed to confirm the identify of at least one of the victims found beneath Foss Lake, Oklahoma. However, the identity of the victim has not been released.

To learn more about the mysterious discovery, be sure to watch the video below:

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