MI MI - Erik Cross, 16, Vicksburg, 26 June 1983

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  1. ChaCha

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    Erik Cross case. The then 16-year-old was murdered in Vicksburg, MI on June 26, 1983. According to Erik's sister, Jackie Cross Mitchell, although witnesses named Erik's killer, no arrests have been made in this nearly 28-year-old case.

    On our March 1, 2011 show we'll continue our discussion of Erik's case. Joining us again will be Jackie Cross Mitchell and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Rex Hall. Anyone with information will be able to speak with Jackie directly during the show by calling 646-478-0982. Questions or comments can also be made through the show's chat room.

    You can hear Crime Wire Investigates on Blog Talk Radio beginning at 9 p.m. EST. this March 1, 2011. Also, please visit our http://www.crimewiresite.com/"]1983 homicide of Vicksburg teen Erik Cross on Crime Wire Investigates March 1, 2011
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    Erik Stirling Cross
    On our February 15 show we profiled the Erik Cross case. The then 16-year-old was murdered in Vicksburg, MI on June 26, 1983. According to Erik's sister, Jackie Cross Mitchell, although witnesses named Erik's killer, no arrests have been made in this nearly 28-year-old case.

    On our March 1, 2011 show we'll continue our discussion of Erik's case. Joining us again will be Jackie Cross Mitchell and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Rex Hall. Anyone with information will be able to speak with Jackie directly during the show by calling 646-478-0982. Questions or comments can also be made through the show's chat room.

    You can hear Crime Wire Investigates on Blog Talk Radio beginning at 9 p.m. EST. this March 1, 2011. Also, please visit our http://www.crimewiresite.com/

    Together we can make a difference.

    Erik's sister Jackie Cross Mitchell has created a Facebook Fan page in hopes of generating new leads it now has over 1500 fans. She has also created a website http://justiceforerik.blogspot.com/

    I spoke with Jackie Cross Mitchell this morning and she is determined to find out who murdered her brother and why. Many years have passed since that night in Vicksburg, MI. Many people have come forward with information but yet the case goes unsolved and unjudicated.

    For the last 26 years the same six suspects have remained unchanged. Why hasn't this homicide case been prosecuted?

    Erik's family had only moved to Vicksburg the year before. He was the new boy in town. He had many friends. Who would do such a heinous act in this small town which normally didn't see this kind of violent crime? Erik suffered horrendous injuries even the hospital and ENT's could see he had too many injuries to just be considered an hit and run accident.

    WHY?
    Is Law Enforcement intimidated by the defense attorney of the defendants? Does someone who is involved have money that is making people forget their moral obligations. There is much evidence and this family needs this case to be brought to justice.

    What was the motive? Was this over a girl? Did the girl ever tell anyone about this murder? Were drugs involved? Why did the main suspect say he killed Erik inside a dentist office? Did they have a key? Why did they go there? Were they after drugs, such as Nitrous oxide?

    HOW?
    Can anyone who committed this crime or has knowledge of this crime live with themselves? Now is the time to step forward with any information.

    View Homicide of Erik Stirling Cross in a larger map
     
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    Erik is our featured Cold Case from 3/13-3/20/2011.

    May this spark interest in Erik's case so he can have justice!
     
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    Bumping for Erik. I am from the same hometown (Vicksburg), although I was not yet born when his murder occurred. Since recently becoming interested in crimes, mainly due to this fantastic website, this case has really bothered me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrBNbfE_cno
     
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  4. Hiandmighty

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    Has there been any updates? He was such a cutie! I'm hoping the family can get some justice.
     
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    Just saw something on fb about this. So sad. Sounds like maybe they know who but can't prove it? Would love to know who the persons of interest are!
     
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    "Police: Cover-up in 32-year-old cold case falling apart"

    http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Police-Cover-up-in-32-year-old-cold-case-falling-apart-211403.shtml#.VgnozflViko

     
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    Hoping they are getting close.
    I read a random news post about this on FB and began digging into it.
    So many names, initials and nicknames, it is hard to sort out.
    I wish there was something naming a 'cast of characters' so to speak.
     
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    "Erik Cross' sister hopes break in homicide case will finally bring closure"

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/09/the_tide_is_changing_erik_cros.html

     
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    Video of the POI in this case, as he was released from jail at link:

    Person of interest in cold case murder released from jail


    Sat, Oct 24 2015,
    09:30 PM

    We have an exclusive development on a cold case that's haunted West Michigan for decades.

    Back in 1983, Erik Cross was killed in a hit-and-run crash while walking down a road in Vicksburg.

    The circumstances surrounding the 16-year-old's death have been shrouded in mystery until recently.

    Newschannel 3 were there as a person of interest in the case, Brent Spaulding, was released from jail.

    http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/t...-released-from-jail-223490.shtml#.VixgEytghSU
     
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    Erik Cross' sister, supporters continue push for answers in 1983 homicide

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/11/erik_cross_sister_supporters_c.html

     
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    Candlelight vigil planned for tonight.

    http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/-Candlelight-vigil-Monday-for-cold-case-victim-241850.shtml#.Vm7KXrgrLIU

     
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    Vicksburg cold case to get national exposure
    Posted 8:01 PM, February 6, 2016, by FOX 17 News, Updated at 09:00am, February 7, 2016

    “The family needs justice, they deserve justice,” said Leah Colwell, who volunteers for the Erik Cross Foundation.

    The foundation passed out fliers during a local chili cookoff Saturday to further promote awareness of Cross’ unsolved case. Crime Watch Daily, which airs weekdays at 3 p.m. on FOX 17 will feature the case on Feb. 9.

    [...]

    “We’re trying to get people to watch that so they’re more aware of exactly what has gone on in this case,” Colwell told FOX 17.

    “Over 30 years ago there was a party that Erik went to, he left the party walking home and somebody obviously picked him up along the way. He was drug behind a car—possibly hit by the car—his body was left by the mailbox of his parents’ home, and his father found him there early in the next morning.”
     
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    It might be slow, but at least there is some movement. I'm hoping one key person decides to settle his conscience and give the family justice and answers.
     
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    Crime Watch Daily aired a program about Erik's murder today. It can be found in 4 parts at this link:
    https://m.youtube.com/results?q=cold case: body of michigan teen&sm=3

    Brent Spaulding and Amber Thomas were publicly named as suspect and POI, respectively. Have at it WSers. Praying that long-overdue justice comes for this murder victim very soon.
     
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    Case of 1983 hit-and-run death sent to prosecutors

    http://woodtv.com/2016/03/30/case-of-1983-hit-and-run-death-sent-to-prosecutors/

     
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    http://fox17online.com/2016/04/29/race-car-drivers-raise-awareness-for-cold-case-murder-victims/

     
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    http://fox17online.com/2016/05/19/group-continues-to-push-for-justice-in-erik-cross-cold-case/

     
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    http://www.people.com/article/30-year-michigan-cold-murder-case-erik-cross

     
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