Autopsy: Drowning Likely in Foss Lake Car Case

Aug 7, 2014

Entrance to Foss Lake
Credit Foss Lake Association

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy report from the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shows that remains recovered from a submerged car believed to have been missing since 1969 had no injuries at the time of death.

The car, plus another one missing since 1970, was recovered last September after troopers testing sonar equipment detected them near a boat ramp at Foss Lake. Police believe they have solved two missing-persons cases involving six people.

The report says that based on the lack of trauma to the remains, the minimal amount of damage to the car and the location where it was recovered, the probable cause of death is drowning.

The report says 105 bones were recovered as well as clothing and personal effects, including a coin purse and a toothpick.