Missing North Dakota Student’s Bodies Found In Farm Pond

November 4, 2009

North Dakota (ChattahBox) – Three missing college students have been found dead in a pond, their jeep apparently having crashed into it.

Kyrstin Gemar, Ashley Neufeld and Afton Williamson, three Dickinson students and softball players, were stargazing in a rural area when they disappeared.

A call to a friend frantically asked for help as desperate noises were heard in the background, one of them mentioning water.

Now, police have found their bodies in a farm pond, and autopsies are planned to find out whether or not they drowned. No foul play is believed to have been involved, though police are running tests to find out if the girls had been drinking at the time of the accident.

The jeep was found using ‘pings’ to their cell phones, which narrowed the search. After they found a general location, a plane flew low over the area, spotting the white vehicle submerged in water.

The case is a tragic one, and we at ChattahBox give our condolences to the friends and families of these three young women.



8 Responses to “Missing North Dakota Student’s Bodies Found In Farm Pond”

  1. Clifford Rocque on November 4th, 2009 7:57 pm

    This is a terribly tragic accident but for the life of me I can’t figure out why there was no apparent attempt to escape the vehicle after it entered the water. It would seem that three athletic girls would have been opening doors windows to get out and survive. They apparently had time to make cell phone calls , why not get the hell out of there. God what a tragedy!!

  2. ede on November 4th, 2009 10:54 pm

    What a tragedy. Yes Clifford, you would think they would have opened the doors. However, they were in a field and could have believed it to be a large puddle. The car will float for a moment and could give that impression. So they thought they were stuck in a puddle. As it filled then it plummeted to the bottom and they would not be able to open the doors until it was entirely filled. Apparently that was to late. My heart goes out to those families.

  3. jamie on November 5th, 2009 12:29 am

    To Clifford Rodque, It was dark, and you suddenly are underwater stuck in a vehicle and panic sets in , being a woman i can understand how they must have felt. My heart goes out to them and their families what a trajedy!!!

  4. Dennis on November 5th, 2009 8:19 am

    This is indeed a truly tragic incident, and one can only imagine the terrible heartache that their families are enduring. Living in South Dakota and having raised a daughter who played college softball, I feel an extra twinge of pain over this story.

    This story indeed points out another tragedy, albeit, less painful. And this is the tragedy having to do with the pathetic state of Internet “journalism”. Twice this writer – once in the headline and once in the byline – informs us that this incident occurred in South Dakota. It did not. It is well known that this happened near Dickinson, North Dakota. That’s NORTH Dakota. One can only surmise that this “journalist” is either not well informed enough to be writing such articles, or too careless to be writing such articles.

    In any case, this gross error certainly reflects the sad state of reporting in today’s modern media.

  5. olivia on November 5th, 2009 11:25 am

    Dennis – Sometimes we have busy days and make errors. This was one of them, and I apologize. However, it actually is a relatively small error, especially considering the accurate information posted on the story itself, and in other stories related to the incident. Thank you for the catch, in any case.

  6. Dennis on November 5th, 2009 11:51 am

    Olivia: A ‘relatively small error’?!? Are you serious? If you were reporting that South Korea was test launching an intercontinental missile instead of North Korea would that be a ‘relatively small error’?

  7. olivia on November 5th, 2009 4:14 pm

    Dennis – Are you honestly comparing North/South Korea with North/South Dakota? Yes, it is a small error, but those two situations are not the same thing. Not by a long shot. It is a rather silly comparison, actually.

  8. George on November 5th, 2009 5:34 pm

    Dennis, get a life. The story is about the loss of three young women who died before their time in an awful manner. You dishonor them by drawing attention away from them in such a petty way.

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