Homicide suspect in custody
Clintonville police provided more information Tuesday about the fatal stabbing on Labor Day.
Officers responded to Memorial Circle for an EMS 911 call shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. A witness told 911 that a woman was on the ground who may have suffered from an overdose.
Clintonville Police Chief Craig Freitag said there was no overdose.
When they arrived at the scene, officers found a 39-year-old Neenah woman lying on the ground, bleeding from a stab wound.
Officers and paramedics attempted life-saving measures at the scene.
A ThedaStar helicopter landed at a nearby parking lot and flew the victim to a hospital in Neenah.
She was pronounced dead at 7:29 p.m. Monday.
Freitag said the suspect and the victim knew each other.
“We know now that the female was driving a vehicle on Memorial Circle and the suspect was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.” Freitag said. “The suspect took a knife out and stabbed the victim one time in the chest area. The victim was able to stop the car, exit the vehicle and call 911.”
Authorities identified the suspect as Jordan Peters, age 19. Originally from Neenah, Peters recently moved in with family in Clintonville.
After being interviewed by police in Clintonville, Peters was transported to the Waupaca County jail where he was booked for first-degree intentional homicide.
Due to an ongoing investigation, police have not released the victim’s name.