Erik Stirling Cross

ARRESTS MADE: see the story here.

Early in the morning of June 26, 1983, in the village of Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, MI,  Ted Cross went out to get the Sunday morning newspaper and found the body of his son, Erik Stirling Cross, in front of the family’s home. Unknown to his parents, Erik had sneaked out the night before to attend a party that hundreds of local teenagers also attended. Erik had an altercation with a person at the party, who is the main “person of interest.” The police initially called Erik’s death an accident, but there was evidence that he was tied to the car and dragged for a distance.

This report of Crime Watch Daily is probably the most comprehensive telling of the unsolved homicide.


Investigative Contact:
Detective Sgt. Rich Mattison 269.383.8731

Date of Birth:
September 25, 1966

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Date of Death/Disappearance:
June 26, 1983

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