Police confirm discovery of human remains in Washington creek

Police confirm discovery of human remains in Washington creek

A search for a submerged vehicle in a Washington creek continues Saturday morning.

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – Police in Washington confirm the discovery of human remains in a car pulled out of a creek over the weekend.

Chief Phil Rollinson told WITN this afternoon that he is pretty sure the remains are those of three men missing for more than 40 years.

Bill Clifton, David McMicken, and Michael Norman were last seen in a bar in Chocowinity on December 10th, 1982.

What is believed to be a 1970s-era Camaro was pulled from Jack’s Creek on Sunday.

Rollinson says at this point they are not sure how many bodies were recovered.

William Clifton and his family.

William Clifton and his family.

Crews Saturday evening are getting closer to pulling a vehicle from an eastern Carolina creek

Crews Saturday evening are getting closer to pulling a vehicle from an eastern Carolina creek

This sonar image could show an upside down vehicle covered in mud on the bottom of the creek.

This sonar image could show an upside down vehicle covered in mud on the bottom of the creek.

Dive team members in Jack's Creek Friday morning.

Dive team members in Jack’s Creek Friday morning.

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