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Vicksburg teen’s murder remains unsolved 33 years later

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VICKSBURG, Mich. — Sunday marked the 33-year anniversary of one of the area's best known unsolved cold cases — the death of 16-year-old Erik Cross.

Investigators say on the morning of June 26, 1983, Cross was seen leaving a party at a friend’s house in Vicksburg, less than a mile from his home. A few hours later, the teenager’s father found his son’s body on the side of the road as he went to pick up the morning newspaper.

Cross' family believes he ran into a group of teens walking home from the party the night before he was found dead.

Investigators later said that “foul play involving a rope” ultimately led to Cross' death.

The cold case murder was recently featured nationally on "Crime Watch Daily," which airs at 3 p.m. weekdays on FOX 17.

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