Remains in one car belong to two teen boys and a teen girl, coroner says
Remains in a second car belong to 'elderly' man, adult woman, adult man
Those findings match the general description of cars carrying three people each
Both cars and their occupants disappeared separately more than 40 years ago
(CNN) -- Human remains from an Oklahoma lake match the general description of three teenagers who went missing in a car in 1970, but investigators are awaiting results from DNA testing to confirm their identities, the state medical examiner's office said Thursday.
The medical examiner's analysis also shows that the remains from a second car match the genders and adult age of three occupants in another car that went missing in 1969, according to the medical examiner's office. DNA results are also pending in that case.
In an extraordinary discovery last month, both vehicles were found when a state highway patrol trooper was training with new sonar equipment on Foss Lake and came upon the two submerged cars, with remains of three people in each of them.
The findings provoked western Oklahoma residents to wonder whether two mysteries each involving three missing people in a car -- occurring separately more than 40 years ago -- may have finally been solved.
The Oklahoma medical examiner has determined the driver of a 1969 blue Camaro was a male teenager, and the remains of two persons found in the back seat were those of a female teenager and another male teenager, said Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer for the medical examiner's office.