Update: Skeletal Remains Found In South Dakota Creek
Evidence has been recovered from the partially submerged vehicle found Monday in Union County South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Attorney General’s office, skeletal remains were recovered from the site Tuesday along with other unidentified items. Those items will be processed and evaluated in accordance with the case. Attorney General Marty Jackley, Union County Sheriff, Dan Limoges and Union County States Attorney Jerry Miller confirm that the site has been released by law enforcement and items of significance have been preserved.
The 1960 Studebaker Lark was found on its top in Brule Creek north of Elk Point in Union County. It is believed that Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson were driving that car on their way to a party on May 29, 1971.
Agencies assisting in this investigation are the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Vermillion Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Beresford Fire and Rescue, Department of Transportation, Union County Highway Maintenance, Pollman Excavation and Division of Criminal Investigation. No other information will be released until an autopsy is performed, testing is complete and the families are told of the results.