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UPDATE: Homicide investigation in Waushara County

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Robert J. Kasun
Waushara Co. sheriff's deputies investigate a suspicious death at the Mt. Morris Motel in the town of Mt. Morris March 7, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Robert J. Kasun

MT. MORRIS, WI (WTAQ) - The search is on in Waushara County for a murder suspect.

Sheriff's investigators say the body of 50-year-old Robert Kasun of rural Wautoma was found Wednesday morning in a motel room in Mt. Morris.

The owner of the Mt. Morris Motel says Kasun moved into room 4 of the 10 room motel on Sunday. Ken Lange says when he was plowing snow from the motel's driveway Tuesday night he noticed something strange.

"The door to the room was wide open and I thought that was unusual," Lange told FOX 11.

So Lange says he went inside.

"And I just happened to be walking by so I went in there and he just looked like he was passed out."

Lange says he didn't know Kasun and didn't want to disturb him.

"I closed the door and closed the refrigerator door because that was left wide open and then I left and I didn't think nothing of it."

The Waushara County Sheriff's Department was called to the room at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Lange says a man who helped Kasun move in on Sunday found him and called 911.

"That's when they said he was dead and it was a surprise to me."

Kasun's death is being investigated as a homicide. Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson would not comment on the investigation.

"It's already the talk of the town, people are wondering what's going on, especially for the safety of neighbors because it's quiet out here," Sandra Bishop who lives next door to and managers the motel told FOX 11. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Waushara County Sheriff's Department at 920-787-3321.

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