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Jurors to try again after deadlock in 1990 homicide case

Defense attorney Craig Powell addresses the jury during closing arguments of the Dennis Brantner murder trial, Monday, June 27, 2016 in a Fond du Lac County courtroom. Brantner is being tried for the 1990 murder of Berit Beck. (Doug Raflik/The Reporter via AP)

Defense attorney Craig Powell addresses the jury on Monday during closing arguments of the Dennis Brantner murder trial in a Fond du Lac County courtroom. Brantner is being tried for the 1990 murder of Berit Beck. (Doug Raflik/The Reporter via AP)

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Jurors will try again to reach a verdict after telling the judge they were deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman in 1990.

Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Brantner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Berit Beck. Jurors sent a message to the judge Tuesday saying they could not reach a verdict. The Reporter Media says the judge re-read his instructions to the jury, and jurors agreed to resume deliberations Wednesday.

Beck was traveling from her home in Sturtevant to Appleton for a work seminar when she disappeared. Her van was found a few days later in a Fond du Lac parking lot, but her body wasn’t found until more than a month later in a ditch in Fond du Lac County.

Judge Sharpe discusses with the state and defense attorneys allowing the jury to go home for the day after a second day of deliberation Tuesday June 28, 2016 during the Dennis Brantner murder trial in a Fond du Lac County, Wis., court room. Brantner is being tried for the death of Berit Beck whose remains were discovered in a ditch north of Waupun in 1990. (Doug Raflik/The Reporter via AP)

Judge Gary Sharpe dismisses the jury for the day after a second day of deliberation on Tuesday in the Dennis Brantner murder trial in a Fond du Lac County courtroom. (Doug Raflik/The Reporter via AP)

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