On Sunday, November 26, 2017, deputies were dispatched to Burlington Road on the report of a vehicle that appeared to have been burned. The call initially went to the Cheyenne Police Department but the vehicle was determined to be in the county.
At approximately 1330 hours deputies were canvassing the area on Burlington Road by Reservoir 1, it was at that time one of the deputies saw what appeared to be a deceased body floating in the water. The body was located next tot he shore line. At this point we know we have a deceased white or Hispanic male who appears to be in his early 20’s.
The body has been turned over to the Laramie County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy will be conducted Monday, it will be then investigator’s will hopefully be able to determine a cause of death.
The vehicle that was burned appeared to be some type of Lincoln SUV/Crossover. At this time year, model, color remains to be determined. An Arson Investigator has been called to the scene to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.
At this time the identification of the male remain unknown. The Sheriff’s Department is asking if anyone know of anyone missing to call the Sheriff’s Department at 307-633-4775.
The case remains under investigation.
Capt. Linda K. Gessell
Laramie County Sheriff’s Department
1910 Pioneer Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001