Active double-homicide investigation on HWY 20-26 in Natrona County

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:52 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (RELEASE) - UPDATE AS OF 3:10 PM: Luke Thomas Young has been located and remains a person of interest in this ongoing investigation. At this time there is no ongoing threat to the public.

“The person of interest has been located without incident and is currently being questioned by Natrona County Sheriff Office Investigators pertaining to this ongoing investigation,” said NCSO Public Information Officer Kiera Grogan.

We’d like to acknowledge and thank our many vigilant citizens who reported valuable information to 9-1-1 Dispatchers and our Investigations Division. This investigation is still active, more information will be provided when it becomes available.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information related to this investigation to please contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at (307) 235-9282 to make a report. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming by calling (307) 577-8477 or online at crime-stoppers.com. Information reported through Crime Stoppers that assists the investigation may be eligible for a cash reward.

UPDATE AS OF 11:13 AM: The roadway has been reopened for public travel. Law enforcement will remain in the area as this is still an active-investigation. Please continue to report any information pertaining to the whereabouts of Young to 9-1-1.

UPDATE AS OF 9:30 AM: The current road closure is along HWY 20-26 between Landmark Lane and Thirty Three Mile Road.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: There is currently an active double-homicide investigation on HWY 20-26 in Natrona County, Wyoming.

Luke Thomas Young, is a person of interest in this investigation and may be considered armed and dangerous. Young also has outstanding warrants.

We are asking the public to please call 9-1-1 if you see Young. DO NOT APPROACH. Young was last seen in the area of Ten Mile Road and HWY 20-26 and is believed to be traveling on foot. Please take extra precautions in securing your home and DO NOT pick up hitchhikers. If you see this individual, do not approach and immediately CALL 9-1-1.

Luke Thomas Young is described as a 26-year-old white male with short brown/sandy hair, no facial hair, approximately 5′9″ tall, and weighing 195 lbs. Please note that the attached photo was taken in December of 2019.

HWY 20-26 is closed from Zero Road to Thirty Three Mile Road. Travelers are advised to use the detour route from Ten Mile Road to Zero Road.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation or the whereabouts of Luke Thomas Young, please contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 307-235-9282. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming through crime-stoppers.com and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Natrona County Coroner James Whipps has identified the two victims of the double homicide as 19-year-old Acacia Colvin and 27-year-old Kameron Young Johnson. Next of kin have been notified and autopsies have been scheduled.

We will update this as we receive more information.

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