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DNA proves man is guilty of homicide in 35-year-old cold case, Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office says

Philip Cross died of an OD in 2012, sheriff says
Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 21, 2019

UPDATE: Philip Cross has been identified as the killer in a 1984 cold case, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office. Cross died of a drug overdose in Milwaukee in 2012.



The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office says they have 'significant findings' on a cold case from 1984.

"We are anxious to share with the community and all who knew her," said the sheriff's office in a Facebook post.

On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the sheriff's office will release new details in the homicide case of 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg.

Hammerberg was killed on Dec. 15, 1984. Her body was found partially naked in the driveway of a Town of Grafton home on Maple Road. An autopsy revealed Hammerberg died from severe blows to her head. Her killer(s) have never been found.

People who live near Maple Road today remembered when the 18-year-old was found, and after three decades they still want to know what happened.

The sheriff's office will share the new findings in a Facebook Live stream. Visit their Facebook page to tune in.