FBI floats $10K reward in cold-case murder

Mar 8, 2017 From staff reports

By Daniel Bendtsen

Staff Writer

The FBI announced a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the killing of Kim Morin, who was found dead outside Fort Washakie in October 2007.

Calvin Shivers, special agent in charge of the FBI's Denver division, said he now has a "person of interest" in the case, but is "not ready to seek an arrest."

Shivers did not clarify how long the person of interest had been identified.

At the time of his death, Morin was 50 years old and was a resident of North Dakota. He was visiting the Wind River Indian Reservation when he was last seen alive on July 27, 2007, while traveling to Lander. Morin and his friend's son were seen traveling at the time in a 1993 Ford single-cab pickup truck.

The FBI has a specific firearm involved with the case that it's seeking: a Marlin .22 caliber lever- action rifle, model 39TDS, serial number 10253800, possibly with a United States Army serial number etched into the stock or receiver.

Shivers urged residents with a similar rifle to check the serial number and contact the bureau if there's a match.

Shivers said the FBI needs help from the public to find "justice for Mr. Morin and closure for his friends and family."

"I'd like to emphasize that there's no piece of evidence that's too small," he said. "In my experience, it's little pieces of information that people have that they might not realize can paint a bigger picture."

"In such a tight knight community," Shivers said, there are "people who probably know something but have yet to come forward."

Tips can be reported anonymously by calling 349-6458 or by emailing

The FBI is investigating the case alongside the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Fremont County Coroner's Office.

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