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New information in cold-case murders

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  After years of investigations, authorities are about to announce new developments in the killings of two teens from two decades ago. Racine County sheriff's officials have arrested a 36-year-old Illinois man for the slaying of 18-year-old Amber Creek in 1997. They'll say more during a news conference tomorrow.

In Fond du Lac County, officials say they might have enough evidence to tie a 60-year-old Kenosha truck driver to the 1990 kidnapping and murder of 18-year-old Berit Beck of Sturtevant. The man was not in custody as of yesterday. Sheriff's officials plan to say more later today.

A search warrant affidavit shows that photographs of the trucker's hands are being evaluated, along with other evidence in the Beck abduction. She was heading to a computer seminar in Appleton when she vanished. Her body was found in a ditch near Waupun. In the Racine County case, Creek was a ward-of-the-state in Illinois when she disappeared in early 1997. Her body was found three weeks later by a pair of hunters checking out land at a marsh in Burlington.

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