Sheriff: Remains of 6, not 5, found in sunken cars

Associated Press

ELK CITY, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says the remains of six people, not five, were in two cars found at the bottom of a western Oklahoma lake decades after they went missing.

Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples told Oklahoma City television station KFOR (http://bit.ly/18yjpIM ) that each of the cars pulled out of Foss Lake on Tuesday contained the remains of three people. Authorities initially said one car contained the remains of three people and the other had the remains of two.

Divers training with sonar equipment found the cars accidentally last week.

Authorities say a Chevy Camaro appears to be one that went missing in 1970 with three Sayre teenagers. They say an older Chevrolet appears to be one that went missing with some Canute residents in the late 1950s or early '60s.