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UPDATE: Charges Filed in Waushara Co. Hotel Death

UPDATED Friday, March 29, 2013 --- 10:52 a.m.

MOUNT MORRIS, Wis. (AP) -- Investigators in Waushara County say bloody footprints led to charges in the death of a man found beaten in a hotel room.

Fifty-year-old Robert Kasun was found dead at the Mount Morris Hotel March 6. An autopsy showed Kasun had a fractured skull, 10 broken rib bones and a severed aorta.

A man who was staying in the room adjacent to the victim has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A complaint charging 42-year-old Travis Petersen says footprints found in Kasun's room match those found in Petersen's room.

The Oshkosh Northwestern says Petersen is being held in the Waushara County Jail on $250,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled April 5. Petersen's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 20, 2013 --- 5:52 p.m.

WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -- Waushara County authorities have arrested a 42-year-old rural Wautoma man in the killing of another man at a motel.

Sheriff's officials say the suspect was arrested Monday in the death of 50-year-old Robert Kasun . Kasun's body was found March 6 in a room at the Mt. Morris Motel. Preliminary autopsy results find that Kasun died of blunt-force injuries to his head and abdomen, inflicted by another person.

Investigators say the public is not in danger.

WLUK-TV reports formal charges have not been filed.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Thursday, March 7, 2013 --- 2:58 p.m.

TOWN OF MT. MORRIS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in Waushara County are investigating a man's death as a homicide.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice reports the body of 50-year-old Robert Kasun of rural Wautoma was found at the Mt. Morris Motel.

Motel owner Ken Lange says Kasun's body was discovered Wednesday by a friend of the victim. Lange says Kasun moved in on Sunday.

Authorities have not said how Kasun died but say his death appears suspicious. WLUK-TV reports an autopsy will be performed in Madison.

Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson says no arrests have been made.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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