Wisconsin deputies identify suspect in 1990 homicide
FOND DU LAC (AP) -- Fond du Lac deputies investigating a 1990 homicide have gathered evidence that may incriminate a 60-year-old trucker from Kenosha.
A Reporter Media report says the 1990 death of Berit Beck confounded authorities for decades. But now the Fond du Lac County sheriff's office says a new analysis suggests the trucker was in Beck's van.
Beck was an 18-year-old Sturtevant woman. She was found slain in a Waupun ditch, and evidence recovered from her van led to dead ends. But deputies have now identified a primary suspect, and say they have tangible evidence that links him to the inside of the van. Sheriff Mick Fink declined to elaborate.
A search warrant says investigators wanted photos of the suspect's hands, one of which is deformed. The photos are being analyzed against other evidence.
"We need somebody's memory to be jogged and to help us out. We're going forward one way or the other, we'll move forward with physical evidence. We'll move forward in those directions," said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink.
Beck's van was found two days after she went missing, with 462 extra miles on the odometer. Investigators said Monday the man of interest is believed to have been a trucker at the time of the murder.
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