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Fremont County Coroner Issues Public Health and Safety Alert After Possible Animal Attack

Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner issues a Public Health and Safety Alert after the death of a 40 year old woman Wednesday. The Deputy Coroner says the cause of death is likely from an animal attack.

“In Wyoming we have all types of animals around us all the time,” says Mark Stratmoen, Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner.

But Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner says right now... The public needs to keep an eye out for any aggressive animals.

“The injuries are severe enough that they are either contributory or causatory of the death,” says Stratmoen.

Stratmoen hasn't released the identity of the 40 year old woman but says the injuries are consistent with a predatory animal or a feral domestic animal such as a dog.

And although the investigation is still going on, the investigators who were out here say they start by looking in the snow at the different tracks to compare them to animals.

The incident occurred on the 800 to 900 block of Rendezvous Road on the Wind River Reservation.

“The area this occurred in has numerous residential areas, there's also a school nearby. It's also our duty to inform the public when they need to be on the alert of something that may pose a possible danger,” says Stratmoen.

Stratmoen says the public doesn't need to worry at this time... But should be on alert.

“If the public sees any suspicious animals of any types or groups of animals or aggressive behavior of the part of animals, then they need to notify law enforcement,” says Stratmoen.

The Fremont County Coroner is investigating the death alongside the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Agencies... However... The BIA didn't respond to a request for information.

The Chief Deputy Coroner says the investigation on what animal caused the injuries will take time and News 13 will keep you updated as more information is released.


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