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Death of man at Tomah motel ruled homicide


TOMAH, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the death of a man at the Econo Lodge motel in Tomah has been ruled a homicide.

Officers were called to the motel Wednesday morning to find 43-year-old Derek Magnuson, of Tomah, dead in one of the rooms. Police initially said his death appeared suspicious.

In a statement Friday, Lt. Ron Waddell says the preliminary autopsy found that Magnuson was a homicide victim.

But police aren't saying how he died and are providing few other details.

Waddell says only that "maintaining the integrity of this case" will benefit the investigation, and that details will be released "when appropriate."

He says current information indicates there's no threat to the public.

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