(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan reported Tuesday morning that his office and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department are jointly investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old Dubois area man that occurred early Monday evening. McAuslan said an autopsy is planned for Wednesday in Loveland, Colo. He said the man was found at a parking area where the Union Pass Road takes off from Highway 26/287 west of Dubois.
McAuslan said officials are leaning in the direction of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but the coroner said he wanted to rule out any other circumstances surrounding the cause of death before making a ruling, so he said an autopsy was planned.”
A sheriff’s department investigator was called to the scene Tuesday evening and the area was secured to protect evidence.
The man’s identity was not released.