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Arrest in death of UW-Stevens Point studentSubmitted: 12/18/2013
Story By Lauren Stephenson


STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police arrested a man they believe gave heroin to a UW-Stevens Point student.

That student later died.

Wednesday police arrested 26 year-old Erik E. Olson of Hancock in connection to the death of 21 year-old Jordan Peterson.

Peterson was a senior at UW Stevens Point.

He died in his off-campus apartment in November.

An autopsy determined Peterson died of a heroin overdose.

Stevens Point detectives believe Olson gave Peterson heroin on the same day Peterson died.

Police recommend Olson be charged with 1st degree homicide.

He is currently in the Portage County Jail.

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