Miller, Jackson positively identified; 43-year cold case closed

Law enforcement officials allowed reporters to view photos of several items found in the 1960 Studebaker that went missing over 40 years ago. Among those items is Cheryl Miller's driver's license. (Photo by David Lias)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net ELK POINT – Skeletal remains found last fall in a car submerged in a Union County creek have been positively identified as belonging to Cheryl Miller and Pam Jackson. The cause of the two girls’ death was a car accident, said Attorney General Marty Jackley at … Read Article

BREAKING: Cold case press conference planned Tuesday

Cheryl Miller & Pam Jackson

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and local law enforcement will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the results of forensic testing on skeletal remains recovered from a car discovered in a Union County creek last September. The car, missing since 1971, is the vehicle … Read Article

Tests reveal Studebaker was in high gear

Cheryl Miller & Pam Jackson

Investigators awaiting results from DNA analysis By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Tests done on the 1960 Studebaker Lark discovered in Brule Creek near a gravel pit in Union County indicate the vehicle was in high gear when it entered the channel. The automobile was last seen 42 years ago, being driven … Read Article

Skeletal remains recovered from car linked to missing Vermillion teens

This photo, provided by the South Dakota Attorney General's office, shows the 1960 Studebaker Lark as it was discovered in Brule Creek Monday. The car and its occupants, Pamella Jackson and Cheryl Miller, were last seen on May 29,1971.

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Attorney General Marty Jackley announced late Tuesday afternoon that skeletal remains have been recovered from the 1960 Studebaker found near a bridge in Brule Creek in northern Union County Monday. The automobile, and its teenaged occupants, Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller, both of Vermillion, were last … Read Article