Man arrested in UWSP student heroin OD death

  • Associated Press
  • December 18, 2013 - 6:10 PM

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Police have arrested a 26-year-old Hancock man in the heroin overdose death of a UW-Stevens Point student.

Stevens Point police said Wednesday an autopsy found that 21-year-old Jordan Peterson died of a heroin overdose on Nov. 17.

Detectives determined that the suspect gave the heroin to Peterson the day he died.

WAOW-TV ( reports Peterson was found dead in his off-campus home by a roommate.

Police plan to recommend charges of first-degree homicide. The suspect has not been formally charged. He remains in the Portage County Jail.

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