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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Authorities searching for a Georgia college student who's been missing for more than 45 years got a big break after his car was found in an Alabama creek -- along with his wallet, ID card and suspected human remains. ... On Tuesday, someone called 911 to report seeing what appeared to be a car in a creek off County Road 83, about a mile from County Road 388, said Maj. Terry Wood with the Chambers County, Alabama, Sheriff's Department. When authorities arrived, they saw the partially submerged vehicle, which Wood said was visible from the two-lane road that runs over the creek.

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This appears to be the creek where the car was found.

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If that really is the creek I'd have to ask who fixed the guardrails without noticing the accident scene 45 years ago.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-09 12:01 AM | Reply

"who fixed the guardrails"

If jet fuel can't melt steel beams, how would a Ford Pinto stand a chance?

In the third photo it looks like you could drive right down the bank into the river.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-09 12:48 AM | Reply

SNOOFY

I didn't see the third picture. I was going by what happened to the guardrails when my sister missed a bend and went down an embankment. And she was driving an Escort.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-12-09 01:16 AM | Reply

The road looks straight in both directions so he didn't miss a curve.
The part that got me was the partially submerged vehicle was visible from the road...I know Creek levels change depending on the season but 45 years and no one noticed?

#4 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-12-09 11:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

46 years ago (1975) - were there even guardrails at all? Those are much newer ones.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-09 01:46 PM | Reply

Found on an 8-track cartridge:
Ambrosia - Time Waits For No One

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-12-09 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree Scott. It's not like it's a deep river. We used to play around creeks like that as kids - going on that, any nearby kids probably did too. We even fished them.

Here's another one that just happened: Scuba diving YouTuber Finds Missing Teens

This one sort of blew my mind as the sheriff told him right where to look. You mean to tell me nobody thought to poke around there? Only happened 20 years and this is a genuine, who fixed the guardrail one.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-12-09 01:52 PM | Reply

From what's in the picture, that Pinto doesn't look like it hit a guardrail at all.

The lack of fireball is another clue it didn't hit anything. ;)

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-09 02:19 PM | Reply

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