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Investigation of 1983 death given to prosecutors; 5 suspects

Authorities say they have five suspects in the 1983 death of a teenager who may have been intentionally struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas tells WOOD-TV the case has been forwarded to prosecutors for possible charges.

Sheriff's investigators have said they believe 16-year-old Erik Cross was intentionally struck by a vehicle near Vicksburg.

Erik's father found him the morning of June 26, 1983, in the road near the family's home.

Erik Cross' sister Jackie Mitchell tells WWMT-TV that she wants to know really happened to her brother. She says he may have been dead before he was run over.

In September, Matyas said detectives learned of an effort to conceal information and deceive detectives and Erik's family.

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