Woman found dead in Yellowstone
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now/PRESS RELEASE) - Yellowstone police are investigating a mysterious death near the famous Old Faithful site.
On Saturday evening, May 13, Yellowstone rangers responded to an incident on Craig Pass, about three miles south of Old Faithful.
Rangers found a single vehicle that had been driven into a snowbank, with a male standing outside and a dead woman inside. The male was detained and subsequently 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 will be provided as the investigation proceeds. The investigation is being performed by the National Park Service (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 but was reopened Sunday evening.
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