The car of a missing college student and skeletal remains were found in Georgia this week in an unsolved four-decade-old missing persons case, authorities said on Wednesday.
On January 27, 1976, 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales was last seen leaving a bar in LaGrange, Georgia in his white 1974 Pinto Runabout to head back to Auburn University for classes.
Clinkscales never arrived on campus and was never seen or heard from again.
On Dec. 8, law enforcement confirmed they had found Clinkscales’ car in a creek off County Road 83 near Cusseta, Alabama in Chambers County.
The car’s identification matched the 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout that Clinkscales was last seen driving.
While going through the car, 50 different skeletal remains were recovered, along with a wallet — with identification and credit cards.