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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

Cheryl Miller's driver's license was recovered from a well-preserved purse. Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road into a creek. Last fall, a drought brought their car into view, authorities said Tuesday.