Neenah murder victim identified

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Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 9:18 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 1:54 PM CDT
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correction: The Neenah Police Department corrected its spelling of the victim's name.

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - Neenah police identified the man who was stabbed to death last weekend as Rodger Ridgeway. Ridgeway lived in Neenah and would have turned 23 on Wednesday.

As we’ve reported, an officer was called to a trespassing complaint in the 200 block of Main Street just before midnight Saturday. During that investigation, a citizen reported a person “passed out in the grass” in the 200 block of Martens Street.

The officer found Ridgeway with blood and injuries on the upper chest. “The subject was unresponsive and beyond lifesaving efforts,” police reported.

Police say Ridgeway was stabbed to death. They say this is a homicide investigation but have not said if they’re looking for a suspect. They believe the stabbing was an isolated incident.

If you have information, call Neenah Police at (920) 886-6033.

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