An unsolved case from 1971 is now an active investigation after a car was discovered that was driven by two Vermillion teens that disappeared more than 40 years ago.
State investigators were back at the scene on Tuesday in Union County where a car was found in connection with the disappearance of Sherri Miller and Pam Jackson 42 years ago.
Someone made the discovery Monday morning.
Investigators say the license plate and hubcap match that of the car that the two teenage girls were riding in 1971 when they disappeared without a trace.
On Monday, investigators brought in a large excavator to try and pull the car out, but they say the car started to fall apart after being under water for more than 40 years.
So, now it appears that DCI Agents are going in with gloves and bags trying to collect evidence piece-by-piece in order to find some answers in this case of these girls that have been missing since May 29, 1971 when they were on their way to a year-end party at a nearby gravel pit.
Authorities say this vehicle was discovered just a half-mile away from where the girls were supposed to be.
Coming up later on KELOLAND News, Ben Dunsmoor will have more details on the investigation and this case as it continues to unfold.
Read past stories on the search for Pam Jackson and Sherri Miller:
|Sept. 23, 2013||Big Break In Famous South Dakota Cold Case|
|Sept. 23, 2013||Car Found In Union County Connected To Missing Girls Case|
|Sept. 23, 2013||Car Connected To 1971 Missing Girls Case Found In Union County|
|July 4, 2007||Mother Remembers Pam Jackson|
|Sept. 19, 2004||Students Help Cold Case Team|
|Sept. 9, 2004||Jackson Family Waits For Answers|
|August 31, 2004||Doe Network Helps With Sherri Miller And Pam Jackson Case|
|August 30, 2004||Sherri Miller's Family Remembers|
|August 29, 2004||Sherri Miller's Family Talks|
|August 27, 2004||The Emotional Impact Of Cold Cases|
|August 26, 2004||Classmate Talks About Pam Jackson And Sherri Miller's Disappearances|
|August 26, 2004||Cold Case Coffee Talk|
|August 25, 2004||33-Year-Old Investigation Into Two Teens' Disappearances|