(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wednesday’s homicide victim has been identified at 25-year-old David Ronald Moss, Jr., according to Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan. Moss’s identity was confirmed through the use of dental and fingerprint records. McAuslan said the preliminary cause of death has been ruled as “blunt force trauma to the head.” An autopsy on Moss’s body was conducted Thursday morning in Colorado.
The coroner said the investigation into the homicide is continuing and no information is being released on what kind of weapon caused the head trauma. “We’re still working on that,” he responded to a County10.com question. “The investigation is far from over, these are just the preliminary findings.”
McAuslan said Moss’s place of residence is still being determined.
In addition to the Coroner’s office, the investigation includes the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wind River Police, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Riverton Police Department. Lander police have also assisted in the investigation.
Two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16, were arrested Thursday night and charged with one count each of second degree murder and one count each of attempted murder. The second victim in the case is a woman in her late 30s, whose identity has not been released. After receiving emergency treatment at Riverton Memorial Hospital, Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said the woman was flown to an undisclosed location for specialized treatment. The woman was reported to be in critical condition.