The Fremont County Coroner has released information in the shooting death of 42-year-old Michael B. Standing Elk that occurred on August 8 on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The manner of death was ruled a homicide and Standing Elk died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds. The FBI is investigating the shooting. The 6’1”, 250 pound man’s relevant toxicology indicated small amounts of Delta-9 THC in his body. Coroner Erin Ivey said the THC was not related to the man’s death.
The verdict and case docket was also released in the death of 66-year-old Laziur Hanway on July 1 in Lander. His manner of death was from freshwater drowning. The death was ruled accidental. He was found alongside the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River near First Street on July 1 by a group of children.