A police training exercise turned up skeletons and implications of murder.
The CNN report reads like a quiet horror story:
Darrell Splawn, a diver with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, was sent down on Tuesday, one week after the sonar located the corroding vehicles. They were right next to each other, at a depth of 12 feet and 50 feet from a marina. Visibility was almost nil.
He, like others, had no idea how the vehicles -- which faced in different directions -- came to be in the lake.
Splawn located an open door and felt a shoe.
"It didn't really cross my mind as to a body being there. It could have just been a shoe," the trooper told CNN on Wednesday. Skeletal remains were seen when the car was brought to shore.
How is this Gothic? Besides the shock horror, there are the embedded stories.
Cars found in lake may be from cold cases Investigators say they believe one car may have belonged to a teenager who disappeared with two friends in 1970, and the other car could be linked to the disappearance of a man in the 1960s who a federal official says was with a sibling and a friend...
Note that this is another instance of CNN Gothic.
Infocult's law: everything is eventually Gothic.