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Hancock man faces homicide charges in overdose death of UW-Stevens Point student

Erik Olsen
Erik Olsen

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