May 14 death in Lander ruled as suicide, Coroner reports

    (Lander, WY) – The Fremont County Coroner’s Office has released the public docket, today, May 29, for the deceased individual found near Lander’s North Park on May 14.

    The death was ruled as a suicide via self-inflicted gunshot wound, the docket states, and the deceased has been identified as 53-year-old Douglas Schweda.

    The Coroner’s Office clarified that “the decedent was wearing gloves and a face mask due to the cold, wet weather,” and was not “wearing a sock over his head,” as was originally stated by the reporting party in the initial LPD call log.


    No relevant toxicology was shared in the docket.

    If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and/or ideations, please call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


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