PORTAGE - A
Rio man is accused of killing his girlfriend and making her
death look like a suicide.
Patrick Kraemer was arrested Thursday in the death of
43-year-old Traci Rataczak, who was found dead in the
basement of her Wyocena home on April 8, 2013.
say Kraemer reported Rataczak had committed suicide, but an
investigation showed the hanging appeared to be staged and
that she was placed there after her death. Because Rataczak
was using a heart monitor for an upcoming medical procedure,
investigators determined she died two days earlier.
say Kraemer never reported Rataczak missing and he remained
in their shared house until a friend discovered her body.
outlet reports Kraemer is expected in court next week.
Online court records do not list a defense attorney.