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Family Waits For Answers After Cars Containing Human Remains Found In Lake

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Authorities think Irick's mother was in the Chevy with two other people, John Alva Porter and be Cleburne Hammack. Authorities think Irick's mother was in the Chevy with two other people, John Alva Porter and be Cleburne Hammack.
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Days after two cars containing the remains of six people were pulled from Foss Lake, family members eagerly waited for news about their loved-ones.

Nora Duncan was believed to be in the 1952 model Chevrolet that was pulled up from the lakebed.

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Jo Irick, Duncan's daughter, has spent the last 44 years wondering what happened to her mother. She lives in Missouri now, but tells News 9 she never gave up the hope of finding her mother, and says she wasn't expecting the news this week. She was not excepting to get the call from the Medical Examiner's Office this week.

"I'm just kind of feel in shock," said Irick. "I hoping someday I would know, but after all these years I figured I never would know, but I still had to hope that I'd find out something."

Authorities think Irick's mother was in the Chevy with two other people, John Alva Porter and be Cleburne Hammack. Families of Porter and Hammack told News 9 the discovery will provide closure after years of uncertainty.

Irick has been working with the State Medical Examiner's office for a year now. She gave her DNA to them in case she was not alive when they found her mother. While she said she was happy they most-likely found her mother's remains, Irick is still in the dark about what happened.

9/18/2013 Related Story: Medical Examiner: Could Take Years To Identify Skeletons Found In Foss Lake

"As far as she could tell, there was no sign of foul play," said Irick. "We haven't cleaned up everything yet. You know, that's going to take some time.' and she could not say what maybe the cause of death was yet."

That has been the other families' concerns, finding out what caused the three to end up in Foss Lake. Authorities have said they may never find all of the answers.

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