County Coroner: cause of death under investigation for found body

The Natrona County Coroner’s Office and the Casper Police Department are investigating the death of a male who was found deceased in the area of south Minnesota, Casper, WY at approx. 6:50 pm on August 7th, 2018.

County Coroner Connie Jacobsen confirmed that her office was investigating the case, in a written statement on Thursday morning.

According to the statement, the man’s cause of death is pending further investigation.

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Release of the man’s identity is also pending notification of all family members.

Police said during a briefing on Wednesday that they had originally responded to the area after receiving a report of a suspicious smell.

Officers discovered the body in a creek or ditch area, near the intersection of East 2nd and Beverly Streets in Casper.