Community assistance needed; double homicide remains unsolved

    30-year-old Jocelyn Watt and 30-year-old Rudy Perez were found murdered in their Riverton home on January 5th, 2019. Riverton Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation have led an ongoing investigation for the heinous crime.

    Details below are from a press meeting today with RPD and Jocelyn Watt’s family:

    RPD Detective Sergeant Eric Smits is the lead investigator on the case. Smits said, “A great deal of assistance has been provided to RPD by local, county, state and federal agencies. Interviews have been conducted, surveillance video has been reviewed and no stone left unturned. Unfortunately, there is no person or persons in custody for the murders of Rudy Perez and Jocelyn Watt.”


    Smits shares, “We have come to the point in the investigation that we need the community.” A dedicated phone number is available 24/7 – (307) 857-7732. Please come forward with any information.

    Jocelyn’s mom Nicole Wagon shared, “Jocelyn is the oldest of 5 girls and she was an amazing person. She is missed by her family and those that came to know her. She sang for many events and now she sings for the most important choir, she sings with angels now. Please if you have any information please contact the Riverton Police Department. They are working tirelessly but we need your help.”

    Northern Arapaho Business Councilman Stephen Fast Horse said, “Please don’t hesitate to stand up and come forward and provide any relevant information. This is for one of our own. We as Arapaho stand as one family. We hope this can be resolved and put to rest. Jocelyn was a beautiful soul.”


    During the Wind River – Northern Arapaho Pow Wow this past weekend, Jocelyn’s family hosted a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Red Dress Dance Special and Red Ribbon Shirt Dance Special to create awareness for her murdered daughter.


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