STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- A Hancock man faces his initial appearance today in the overdose death of a UW-Stevens Point student.
26 year old Erik E. Olsen of Hancock is due in court today to face charges of first-degree reckless homicide in the death 22-year-old Jordan C. Peterson
Peterson was found dead in an off-campus apartment November 17th when a roommate returned to their apartment after a weekend away. An autopsy showed Peterson died of a heroin overdose.
Investigators believe Olsen supplied the drug to Peterson, and have recommended charges of first-degree reckless homicide.
Peterson was a senior biology pre-med student originally from the Markesan area. Many of his family members are now in central Wisconsin.
He's being held on a $100,000 cash bond. His appearance is this afternoon at 1:30