Arrest Made in 17-Year-Old Murder Case

Seventeen years after a local man was murdered, police say they've arrested his killer.  Police arrested Peter Peterson in Manistee on Monday. 

He's the second person arrested in connection with the 1995 murder of Vincent Adamczak.  Adamczak disappeared in 1995 but wasn't reported as a missing person until 2002.  That's when the case quickly became a murder investigation. 

The case grew cold over the past 10 years.  Then last year, police found Rosemary Skrzycki and the case heated up. She was arrested and took a plea deal for a lighter sentence in exchange for information about the murder.  Skrzycki says she didn't kill Adamczak but, she saw who did.

Police say bones and a gun found in Peterson's house, still there after 17 years tied him to the murder.

Peterson is being held on $500,000 bond.  Skrzycki's pled no contest and her sentence will depend on the information she provides police.

If you have any information on the death of Vincent Adamczak, contact the Michigan State Police at (231) 779-6040.

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