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Trial to begin in Fond du Lac County cold case killing

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A trial is set to begin for a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman in 1990. Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Brantner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Berit Beck.

Beck was traveling from her home in Sturtevant to Appleton for a work-related seminar when she disappeared. Her van was found a few days later in a Fond du Lac parking lot, but her body wasn't found until more than a month later in a ditch.

Authorities who re-examined the cold case say they matched fingerprints on evidence recovered from Beck's van to Brantner.

Brantner was arrested in March 2015. He has denied any involvement in Beck's death.

Jury selection will start this morning in a Fond du Lac County courtroom. The trial is expected to last about three weeks.

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