December 24th homicide near Pavillion reported by FCSO Monday

    All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    (Pavillion, WY) – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported today, December 28th that they are investigating a homicide that occurred near Pavillion on Christmas Eve. Their release is shared below.

    At around 8:46 pm on December 24th, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a man had sustained significant injury to the chest. When Deputies arrived at the address, they found a 41-year-old man with an apparent stab wound to the chest. Deputies and ambulance crews attempted to render aid but unfortunately, the man did not survive. After preliminary investigation, a 39-year-old Pavillion-area female, Bennilee Strock, was arrested in connection with the man’s death. Strock is currently being held at the Fremont County Detention Center on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree.


    There is no evidence to suggest that anyone other than the 39-year-old female, who is in custody, was involved in the man’s death and there is no danger to the community. The investigation remains active and additional details will be released at a later time.

    County 10 will share additional information as it comes available.


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