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Woman’s body found in Wyoming river in apparent drowning

July 4, 2019

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A woman working at a resort in northwest Wyoming has died of an apparent drowning.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as 56-year-old Susan Hartley of Chichester, New Hampshire. The Cody Enterprise reports that her body was found Wednesday in the Shoshone River, about half a mile downstream of the Pahaska Tepee Resort where she worked.

Co-workers had last seen Hartley on Tuesday afternoon and were concerned when she did not come to work Wednesday morning. They found her backpack and walking stick on a bridge that crosses the river.

Officials say the river was moving rapidly and had swollen from spring runoff. The initial investigation determined that Hartley drowned, pending an autopsy.

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