Kyle Clinkscales missing – Update – What happened to 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales?

By | December 8, 2021

Kyle Clinkscales missing – Officers discover 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales’ car, after 44 years of disappearance

After 44 years of disappearance, with so many failed leads being followed to find 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales, his car was discovered submerged in a creek. His family must have died several times and woken up while finding him, as it taking like forever for him to be found.

Clinkscales was last seen on the night of January 27, 1976, when he left LaGrange to travel back to his school, Auburn University. Sadly He never reached till date, and no word was heard from him neither was his white two-door 1974 Pinto Runabout ever found, until Tuesday, December 7, 2021, when the car was found.

Where was Kyle Clinkscales car found?

Officers had reportedly received a notification about a submerged car in a creek off of a County Road 83 approximately 1 mile from County Road 388, at about 11:20 AM. Officers attended the call, removed the car, and started investigation immediately. it was discovered that the car was “older model Ford passenger car with a 1976 Georgia tag with a Troup County decal.” The Troup County Sheriff’s office said.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s office couldn’t carry out the investigation alone, hence contacted the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in trying to run the tag information.

The Troup County tag office was contacted and investigators in our criminal investigations division began to check for any records we may have had. 

“After verifying information, it was found that the tag and VIN matched that of a 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout which was the same car that Kyle Clinkscales was last seen driving on the night of January 27th.

“The vehicle was transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where it is currently being processed by Special Agents with the GBI to determine the contents of the vehicle.” The Sheriff’s office added.

Kyle Clinkscales found

The Sheriff’s office have not reveled the contents of the car yet, and nothing has been said about Kyle being found. But we are hoping that there will be a permanent solution to this case soonest.