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Drugs suspected in Yellowstone fatality

Drugs are suspected to be connected to a Yellowstone fatality, as a deceased woman and drugs were reportedly found in a stalled car found in a snowbank on the Craig Pass Sunday night.

Yellowstone rangers responded to an incident on Craig Pass, approximately three miles south of Old Faithful, involving a car driven in a snowbank. Rangers discovered a single vehicle with a male standing outside; a deceased female subsequently found inside the car. The male was detained and then arrested for drug possession and other traffic-related charges. Investigators are determining what led to the female’s death and attempting to complete next-of-kin notifications.

Additional information on this Yellowstone fatality will be provided by the National Park Service as the investigation proceeds. The investigation is being performed by the NPS (Investigative Services Branch and Yellowstone Law Enforcement Division), with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Attorney’s Office, and Teton County Coroner’s Office.

The road between Old Faithful and West Thumb was closed for approximately 24-hours while the scene was processed and was reopened on Sunday evening.

Image courtesy National Park Service.

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