Two juvenile boys arrested in Wednesday’s Rails to Trails homicide; Second victim is in critical condition
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Authorities have arrested two juvenile males from Riverton in connection with one homicide and an attempted murder that occurred on the Rails to Trails path north of Riverton, Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in a statement Friday morning.
“Two juveniles ages 15 and 16 have been taken into custody and each charged with one count of Second Degree Murder, and one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder,” he said. “Investigators at this time believe the two acted together and there are no further suspects at large, however the investigation is continuing and will for some time.”
Two Search Warrants were executed Thursday afternoon; the arrests were officially made around 7 p.m. Thursday night.
The second victim is a female in her late 30’s and is hospitalized at an undisclosed location and is still in critical condition as of this morning.
The Riverton Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office are working diligently on the continuing investigation, along with the Wyoming DCI and Officers with the Wind River Police Department. The Lander Police Department has also provided assistance with uniformed Officers Wednesday afternoon.
The combined task force made the arrest within 36 hours of the discovery.
Investigative details will not be released through the Sheriff’s Office; the details should surface in the form of affidavits and or information provided by the County Attorney and or the findings made by the County Coroner.
See photos from one of the search locations here.