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Homicide investigation: potential suspects in custody

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UPDATE 5:00 pm 11/19/19– The Casper Police Department has announced that the persons in custody have been arrested. Officers identified the suspects Tuesday evening. The Natrona County Coroner’s Office has also identified the victim.

CASPER, Wyo.— The Casper Police Department says that potential suspects are in custody, as the CPD actively investigates what they’re calling a “domestic homicide.”

Police reported on scene and again in a written release Tuesday afternoon, that they do not suspect any current threat to the public.

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On Monday, November 18th, 2019 shortly before 4:00 pm, officers responded to a welfare check at the 1200 block of South Conwell in Casper.

Upon entering the private residence, officers located a deceased adult female inside.

“Casper Police Officers, detectives, and evidence technicians worked tirelessly through the night processing evidence and securing the scene,” a Casper PD statement said, Tuesday “The scene is still actively being worked and will remain an active crime scene until the on-site portion of the investigation is completed. The around the clock, on-site investigation and security of the crime scene is estimated to take place for the next several days.

At this time, we are still requesting that the public avoid the area.

The Casper Police Department says they are investigating this incident as a homicide.

“The investigation remains in its beginning stages and will take time to properly complete. We are working in coordination with several local agencies to include the Natrona County District Attorney’s office to ensure a complete and thorough investigation is conducted,” the statement said.

“Any loss of life in our community is tragic, but the crime of homicide is devastating to all involved and can shake a community’s sense of safety,” the written statement continued, quoting Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters. “As we all mourn this senseless act of violence together, right now our commitment is with the victim’s family as they navigate through tragically losing a loved one. We ask that our community respect their privacy at this time until further information can be released.”