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Info Sought in Cold Case Homicide





Victim:        Erik Stirling Cross
   White male, age 16
   5` 8", 135 lbs
   Red hair, blue eyes



Location:        5100 Block East "Y" Avenue

                        (south of Vicksburg, MI)

Date:               6-26-83

Agency:          Kalamazoo County Sheriff`s Office



Erik Cross was found deceased in Brady Township on 6-26-83. 

Erik was a Vicksburg High School student at the time of his death.  He had attended a party earlier in the morning and was walking home to his residence.  Evidence suggests that something happened to Cross, which involved a core group of individuals, prior to him being struck by a vehicle.  A witness reported seeing a vehicle occupied by two white males and one white female.

Anyone with information on this case please contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff`s Office at 269-383-8723 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.  Tips can also be submitted online by clicking the link on the left side of this page.




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