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Coroner IDs victim in Sunday's fatal stabbing

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports

One person reportedly is in custody in connection with the death.

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan confirmed Thursday that the victim of a possible homicide Sunday on the Wind River Indian Reservation was Dwight Spoonhunter Sr., 28, of Arapahoe.

Spoonhunter's obituary states he died Sunday at Riverton Memorial Hospital. One person reportedly is in custody in connection with his death, but officials had no more information to release on Thursday.

Emergency medical personnel responded at about 7:40 a.m. Sunday to reports of a stabbing at an address that was redacted from law enforcement reports. The victim reportedly had been stabbed multiple times; he was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Officials said his body was sent to Loveland, Colo., on Monday for autopsy, but McAuslan said he didn't have any results to release from that procedure.

At about 1:10 p.m. Sunday, the Wind River Police Department requested help from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in locating the "girlfriend of the homicide victim" on Snowberry Lane north of Riverton. According to reports, the WRPD was trying to gain entry to a residence there and thought the woman possibly had been assaulted as well.

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