It was May 29, 1971, when Pam Jackson and Sherri Miller headed out to an end of the school year party at a Union County gravel pit. The girls didn't make it to the party, but they came close.
Their car was discovered a half mile away in Brule Creek, right by a bridge.
A man who lives nearby says they have been draining all of the water out of the gravel pit in the last month through the creek. He thinks that all of that water could have uncovered the 1960 Studebaker investigators have been searching for for years.
"I think it helped uncover it, yes. The water coming through the creek might have washed out around the car and rock came loose around the top of the car, probably fell off the car and probably washed it out," James Haneklaus said.
Haneklaus says crews usually drain the pit on a yearly basis, but never drained it last year so this is the first time in two years that it has been emptied.