Reckless homicide charge sought in Portage motel death

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Portage say they plan to seek reckless homicide charges in the death of a man found unresponsive at a local hotel.

Officers were called to the Ridge Motor Inn Friday afternoon where the victim was found in a stairwell.

Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 33-year-old Portage man was arrested on suspicious of first-degree reckless homicide, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Authorities have not identified the victim or said how he died. Two others were arrested at the hotel on unrelated charges.

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