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Divers search Sunrise canal where bones thought tied to 1978 disappearance found

Dana Null, boyfriend Harry Atchison last seen 36 years ago

SUNRISE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff's Office divers are once again searching a Sunrise canal where human remains believed to be linked to a 1978 missing persons case were discovered.

Dana Null, 15, and her boyfriend, Harry Atchison, were last seen getting into a car and driving away from a home after getting into an argument after a Foreigner concert on Oct. 7, 1978.

The remains of Atchison's 1969 Dodge Coronet were pulled from the canal along State Road 84, between 136th Avenue and International Parkway, last week.

A worker with the South Florida Water Management District discovered the car after it got caught on some equipment.

Divers searched the water again Friday, finding human bones and more parts of the car. BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the bones were taken to the medical examiner's office.

They were back at the canal Tuesday hoping to find more clues.

Local 10 News was there as a diver removed a green bag from the water and tossed it to detectives, who collected it as possible evidence.

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