Not-guilty pleas entered in Whitewater heroin death case

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Jonah Beleckis
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ELKHORNA Walworth County judge Tuesday entered not-guilty pleas on behalf of a Whitewater woman who faces a homicide charge in connection with the heroin death of a man whose body was found on the UW-Whitewater campus.

Kori L. Kincaid, 39, stood mute on charges of party to first-degree reckless homicide, possession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect in the Sept. 2 death of Joshua R. Syck, 34.

Kincaid's boyfriend, Jeremy D. Meyer, 36, faces the same homicide and possession charges as Kincaid, but he is also charged with party to theft from a person or corpse. He did not appear in court Tuesday.

UW-Whitewater police found Syck's body and a syringe nearby at about 11 p.m. Sept. 2, according to a criminal complaint. Syck's girlfriend, who was holding his body when police arrived, said Syck frequently bought pills from Meyer.

Kincaid told police that on the morning Syck died, Meyer tried to buy heroin from Syck because he had some left over from the night before, the complaint states.

A woman told police that Meyer said he was concerned that his and Kincaid's DNA would be found on the heroin bag discovered with Syck because “he had given it to Josh and that he and Kincaid both handled the bag,” according to the complaint.

Meyer's arraignment was rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Kincaid is next due in court for a status conference at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 17.

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