BRIEF: Coroner Confirms Wyoming Woman Stabbed To Death On Reservation

A 37-year-old Ethete, Wyoming, woman was stabbed to death on the Wind River Indian Reservation on Feb. 25, the coroner confirmed Wednesday.

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Clair McFarland

April 03, 20241 min read

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A 37-year-old Ethete, Wyoming, woman was stabbed to death on the Wind River Indian Reservation on Feb. 25, the coroner confirmed Wednesday.

Inez Kay Whiteman died at her home Feb. 25, according to her obituary. She grew up on the reservation in central Wyoming and would have been 38 in June.

She died by homicide — stabbing to the chest — according to a docket the Fremont County Coroner’s office released Wednesday to Cowboy State Daily.

The docket describes Whiteman as 5-foot-6, with black hair and brown eyes. It says there is no relevant toxicology data from the death investigation.

Federal authorities are investigating, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Wyoming said Wednesday.

“We are currently investigating this homicide in conjunction with the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and (with) assistance from the FBI,” wrote Lori Hogan, spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor, in a Wednesday email.

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