The St. Joseph River in Berrien County has been a figure of prosperity, a byway to burgeoning industry and, at times, a symbol of unsteadiness for two sister cities.
Over 27 years ago, the body of teenager was pulled from the River. What led to Eric McGinnis’s death remains a mystery and continues to have ripple effects in the cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.
Since Eric’s death, other bodies have been pulled from the water. Some believe black people living in Benton Harbor are being targeted and attacked.
Others believe there’s been no foul play – just a set of unfortunate circumstances.
The ABC 57 Investigative Team is looking into six mysterious deaths; bringing you inside the investigations step-by-step.
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