- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A 61-year-old Kenosha man has pleaded not guilty in the killing of a teenager 25 years ago.

The Reporter Media reports (https://fondul.ac/1Gr5ThP ) Dennis Brantner made the plea Friday in the death of 18-year-old Berit Beck.

She was murdered in July 1990 after she stopped in Fond du Lac while traveling from her home in Sturtevant to Appleton for a work seminar.

Her van was discovered in a parking lot three days later. Her body was discovered six weeks later in a rural Fond du Lac County ditch. An autopsy report suggests she had died of strangulation or asphyxiation.

When interviewed by police in 2014, Brantner has said he had no explanation for why his fingerprints were in Beck’s van. He’s denied having any role in killing Beck.



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