Apr 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff WriterFederal authorities have confirmed they are investigating the March 26 death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The death was related to a "suspicious person" report made at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday from the Ethete area.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan did not release information about the case last week, deferring to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
McAuslan typically releases, at least, the age and gender of the deceased initially. McAuslan couldn't say what was different about this case.
"That's what I'm leaving up to the FBI," he said Saturday.
McAuslan confirmed Friday that someone had died "out there," but he did not have any more information about the incident.
FBI spokeswoman Sue Payne on Monday said her agency is working with McAuslan and the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the investigation.
"An autopsy was conducted on Friday, (and) the autopsy and toxicology results are pending," she said in an -email. "Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time."
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