TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – There is a significant break in the case of a missing Auburn University student who vanished 44 years ago from a LaGrange, Georgia bar. 

On January 27, 1976, 22-year-old Kyle Clinkscales left the Moose Club, a bar he worked at in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia. Kyle planned to make the thirty-five-mile drive to Auburn University in Alabama, a junior. He never arrived. 

A significant development in the case has been uncovered in an Alabama creek. This week, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office confirms Kyle’s white two-door 1974 Pinto Runabout with Georgia tag CEF-717 has been located in a Chambers County creek. 

Sheriff James Woodruff is holding a news conference Wednesday morning to reveal additional information. 

Kyle’s father wrote a book about his disappearance, titled “Kyle’s Story: Friday Never Came.” He also established a non-profit missing person organization, “Find Me Inc.” 

TROUP COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a significant development in a decades-old cold case Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Stewart Smith tells News 3 they are holding a news conference Wednesday morning at the Sheriff’s Office to make the announcement in Troup County. Sgt. Smith tells News 3 he can’t share further details on the case until then.

New 3 will be there and bring you the latest information as soon as possible.