Man charged in cold case death of young teen after calling TV station

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MILWAUKEE — Authorities have charged a man in the Milwaukee cold case of a seventh-grade girl found dead more than 30 years ago.

Prosecutors say Jose Ferreira, now 50, is responsible for the death of 13-year-old Carrie Ann Jopek, who went missing in 1982.

The case resurfaced last week when television station WISN 12 News reported that Ferreira called its newsroom and discussed the case.

He was charged with second-degree murder and appeared in court Saturday with attorney Melissa Nepomiachi. The attorney didn't return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

The girl disappeared after being suspended for roaming the halls at school. Her body was discovered buried under a neighbor's porch 17 months later.

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