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Union County Sheriff on cold case investigation: "I don't make any apologies for doing our job"

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    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed April 15, 2014 the two missing Vermillion, South Dakota teens Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller were the remains that were found in a car in a Union County Creek bed.More >>
    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed April 15, 2014 the two missing Vermillion, South Dakota teens Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller were the remains that were found in a car in a Union County Creek bed.More >>
ELK POINT, S.D. (KTIV) -

Investigators say law enforcement and family never gave up looking for the girls.  Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges says he doesn't regret the way the case was investigated.

“I don't believe we should have any regrets. The only regret I guess, the only unfortunate thing that I would add would be for the Lykken family, what they had to go through. But, I don't make any apologies for doing our job,” said Limoges.

In 2004, David Lykken was named a person of interest in the girls' disappearance.

At the time, Lykken was serving a 225-year prison sentence for rape, kidnapping, assault and burglary.

Authorities got a warrant, and spent four days searching the Lykken family farm near Alcester, South Dakota.

Looking for Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller, searchers found little to connect Lykken to their disappearance.

In July of 2007, authorities arrested Lykken, at the South Dakota Penitentiary, and charged him with the girls' murders.

However, just six months later, South Dakota's Attorney General Larry Long dismissed the murder charge.

Tuesday, Attorney General Marty Jackley shared the forensics find with Lykken's attorney yesterday.  He added that all of the evidence taken from the farm will be returned to the Lykken family.

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