Charges filed in hotel death case

Victim found dead in hotel room

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:15:38 AM CDT
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MOUNT MORRIS, Wis. -

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 Travis Petersen, 42, states footprints found in Kasun's room match those found in Petersen's room.

The Oshkosh Northwestern reported 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.