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Judge allows release of documents in 1971 case

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VERMILLION -- A South Dakota judge says documents used in the criminal case of the 1971 disappearance of two girls can be unsealed but without the names of numerous reported victims of sexual assaults.

Judge Steven Jensen ruled late Friday on the attorney general's office request to release redacted documents another judge used in 2004 to grant three search warrants.

Those searches were at the boyhood home near Alcester of David Lykken, who was indicted for killing the girls, but the charges were later dropped.

Attorney General Marty Jackley said last month that Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson died when their Studebaker drove off a gravel road and landed in a creek.

Lykken argued against the release over interactive video from prison.

The documents should be released within two weeks.

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