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After decades of mystery, closure may still take years following discovery of bodies at Oklahoma lake Published: September 19, 2013

It could be years before the six people whose skeletal remains were discovered in two cars at the bottom of an Oklahoma lake are positively identified, authorities said Wednesday — but they were pretty sure the discovery will solve two 40-year-old missing persons cases, according to NBC News.

Relatives of the people who disappeared in two missing persons cases more than 40 years ago have come forward to provide DNA to help with the identifications. But the remains are so badly decomposed that it could take months or even years to nail down all six IDs.

It all depends on how well the murky depths of Foss Lake have preserved them over the decades, the medical examiner's office said.

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