This Porsche Was Found 26 Years After It Was Stolen. Then Police Saw Bones On The Ground Nearby

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Image: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

It’s late November 2017 in Oregon, and a strange report summons police to a remote forest. A car has been discovered abandoned in the woods, with unidentified bones nearby. But when the cops take a closer look, they realize that the vehicle has been listed as stolen for 26 years.

Image: Oregon State Parks and Recreation

On January 20, 1991, police in Jackson County, Oregon, received notification of a seemingly run-of-the-mill crime. Apparently, a 1979 Porsche 924 coupe had been stolen from Southside Cinema, a movie theater in the Rogue Valley city of Medford, some 27 miles from the California border.

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First produced in Germany in 1976, the Porsche 924 was the first of the company’s vehicles to afford buyers the option of a fully automatic transmission. Although it was derided by many for not being sufficiently sporty, it proved popular with buyers. In 1979 some 10,000 models made their way onto American driveways.

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