DEVELOPING: Headless Body Found With Multiple Gun Shot Wounds - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

DEVELOPING: Headless Body Found With Multiple Gun Shot Wounds

CODY, WYOMING - The investigation into the Little Sand Coulee homicide gains momentum as Wyoming authorities receive several leads from the public.

According to the final report conducted by the forensic pathologist, the victim died of multiple gunshot wounds. The report indicates the dismemberment of the head and arm occurred post-mortem. According to Park County Sheriff, Scott Steward, authorities are unsure if the killing was done at the scene or somewhere else, even outside the Park County jurisdiction. Sheriff Steward says there simply isn't enough evidence to make that determination. Park County deputies used specially-trained cadaver dogs to locate missing body parts near the area where the body was located, but the search did not produce any results.

Also, the design of the victim's belt and buckle has been identified as being similar to "piteado" which is a particular craftsmanship currently indigenous to some villages of Mexico and Guatemala. The piteado is particularly popular among the community of "charro" meaning horsemanship or cowboy.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate the death. And, if you have any information regarding the incident you can call the Park County Sheriff's Office at 307-527-8700.

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