April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:31 p.m. CST
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) _ The discovery of a cave in northeast
Missouri raises questions about the fate of three boys who
disappeared in the area 39 years ago.
Construction workers building a new elementary school on
Missouri State Route 79 near Hannibal found the cave entrance this
Officials say the cave is small and shouldn't delay construction
of the school or a road planned to go over the cave entrance.
They also say they've found no evidence of three local boys who
went missing on May tenth, 1967. The boys had indicated they might
explore a cave entrance uncovered when Missouri 79 was being built.
Thousands searched for the children but never found them.
State officials say they'll reopen the cave for archeologists