I have been saying for ages that this show should have been centered on Liz, but that would require showrunners and writers who actually care about making a good show.
Why should we care about the guy who was the biggest victim in all of this? The writers clearly don't.
The only possible explanation I can think of for how this reveal was so rushed and fucked up was that the writers got as tired as the rest of us of this horrible dumb story and wrapped it up as quickly as possible, damn the consequences.
Stevens Point also has a Water Street which more or less runs alongside the Wisconsin River, which is why I guessed it when you mentioned it. 🙂