Missing Georgia student’s car found 45 years after he disappeared, sheriff says

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — The car belonging to an Auburn University student from Georgia who went missing nearly half a century ago has been found, according to officials.

Kyle Clinkscales, then 22, disappeared in January 1976 while making the approximately 45 minute drive between LaGrange, Georgia and Auburn University.

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Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff confirmed to Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne that Clinkscales’ car was located in Alabama on Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning.

Channel 2 Action News is expecting to learn more about how the car was found, what was inside and where the case goes from here during that news conference.

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Keep with Channel 2 Action News throughout the day on Wednesday for the latest updates.