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Oconto Falls man charged in 1998 cold-case murder

6:28 PM, Mar. 22, 2013
A family photo of Chad McLean of Green Bay from 1997 or 1998. McLean was murdered in early 1998. His body was found in the Pensaukee River near Abrams on March 22, 1998.
A family photo of Chad McLean of Green Bay from 1997 or 1998. McLean was murdered in early 1998. His body was found in the Pensaukee River near Abrams on March 22, 1998.
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Fifteen years have passed since Chad McLean's body was found in the Pensaukee River in Oconto County.

Investigators working on the case hadn't had much luck. However, in the past three years, witnesses and neighbors began coming forward with information about Peter J. Hanson, who admitted to spending time with 19-year-old McLean the night he was last seen on Feb. 22, 1998. McLean's body was found a month later in about 3 feet of water near a bridge on Sandalwood Road near Abrams.

Key witness testimony about the case came last year during a John Doe hearing involving Hanson in Oconto County. ...

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