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Man arrested in 17 yr old Racine County murder

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Racine, Wisconsin (WXOW) --- An Illinois man is under arrest in connection with the death of a teen whose body
was found 17 years ago in a Racine County marsh
   
36 year old, James P. Eaton from Palatine, IL was arrested on Saturday.

The victim, Amber Creek, a 14-year-old from Palatine was last seen getting into a car
after a party.

Two weeks later a pair of hunters found her body in a marsh.
She'd been beaten, sexually assaulted and suffocated with a plastic bag.

Eaton has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.
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