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Casper Police: Deaths remain under investigation

CASPER, Wyo. —  Casper Police have released some details about the investigation of two weekend deaths in Casper, at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Casper Police Department Chief Keith McPheeters, spokesperson Rebekah Ladd, and Casper City Manager Carter Napier spoke at the press conference, where one of the victims in the case was identified as a City of Casper employee.

The two people in the case were identified by the Natrona County Coroner on Monday as 35-year-old Darren Rowe and 33-year-old Deidra Rowe.

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Deidra Rowe was reportedly an employee of the City of Casper Municipal Court.

At around 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 15th, 2020, the Casper Police Department says they was dispatched to the 1600 block of East 27th Street, in Casper for a requested welfare check.

Upon arrival, officers made several attempts to contact the residents, and were unable to do so. Upon entering the home, officers found two deceased adults.

Police again described the investigation as a “possible domestic homicide.”

Ladd said that the couple had no known history of violence, and said the incident was believed to be an isolated incident, and that there was no danger to the community

No one else was believed to be involved.

Casper Chief of Police Keith McPheeters said that preliminary indications in the investigation brought to mind concerns of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in the community.

McPheeters urged citizens in Casper with self-harm ideations to reach out community and national resources to seek help.

He also urged persons in domestic violence situations to reach out for help from local law enforcement and other resources. He also encouraged abusers to reach out and better themselves and find a new path forward.

City Manager Carter Napier described the situation “incredibly unfortunate,” saying that “we as an organization are struggling with this loss.”

“She was a kind loving and helpful person and we are feeling that loss at this time.”

Napier said that multiple recent incidents of this nature in the community might serve “as a Clarion Call to our community, wherein these kinds of crimes and losses can be minimized and not incurred again in our community.”

The City Manager then urged citizens to watch over each other as much as possible.

The Police investigation is ongoing.