The teens mysteriously vanished back in 2000.
A YouTuber may have solved a mysterious 21-year-old case of two missing Tennessee teens.
Erin Foster, 18, and Jeremy Bechtel, 17, were last seen together in a vehicle in Sparta, Tenessee, in April of 2000. Now, police have recovered a vehicle that matches the description of the one the two teens were last seen in.
Police said they pulled the car out of the Calfkiller River on December 1 and confirmed it belonged to Foster, but it was a YouTuber who actually found the vehicle, and they captured the moment of discovery on video.
Jeremy Beau Sides, who posts videos of him scuba diving in rivers and lakes to his YouTube channel, "Exploring with Nug," heard about the cold case and decided to take it upon himself to try to solve it.
"When I saw two teens went missing and vanished in a car, that really stood out to me. When I looked at the town where they were last seen, I saw that a big river ran through it. That just told me to go," Sides told CNN.
Sides travelled to Tennessee and began looking, but his first search for the vehicle was unsuccessful. White County Sherrif Steve Page, however, saw the video and reached out to Sides, giving him tips on where to look along the Calfkiller River, according to police.
After changing locations, Sides found a Pontiac Grand Am at the bottom of the river.
In the video, you can see Sides dusting off the vehicle's licence plate and discovering a plate number that matched that of Foster's car.
The lead investigator of the case, Major John Meadows, was classmates with Foster and Bechtel.
"It's very humbling to be able to be a part of something that is going to bring so much closure to so many families," Meadows told Tennessee news station WTVF.
Remains found in the vehicle have not yet been identified. They will be sent for DNA testing, police said.
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