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Hunter finds body near Cody; suspect arrested

Hunter finds body near Cody; suspect arrested

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A hunter found a body near Cody on Saturday, authorities said.

The victim is a resident of southeast Wyoming, and the death is being investigated as a homicide, according to a Park County Sheriff's Office announcement.

Park County sheriff's deputies, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and authorities from the Bureau of Land Management arrested a suspect in connection with the case on Saturday evening. That suspect, whom the sheriff's office did not identify, is in custody. 

The announcement did not specify the nature of the charges or how and when the suspect was apprehended.

The body was found at 1:53 p.m. Saturday on private property south of Cody and west of Highway 120. 

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the case.


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Joshua Wolfson joined the Star-Tribune in 2007, covering crime and health before taking over the arts section in 2013. He also served as managing editor before being named editor in June 2017. He lives in Casper with his wife and their two kids.

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