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Woman found dead at Yellowstone National Park, investigation underway

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Posted at 1:05 PM, May 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-15 15:05:22-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Yellowstone National Park rangers responded to an incident on Saturday, May 13, 2023, that led to the discovery of a dead woman in a man's vehicle, according to the National Park Service.

A park press release said the incident happened on Craig Pass, approximately three miles south of Old Faithful. The man had reportedly driven into a snowbank and was standing outside his vehicle when rangers arrived at the scene.

The rangers located the dead woman in the vehicle and detained the man. He was subsequently arrested for drug possession and "other traffic-related charges," according to the release.

The road between Old Faithful and West Thumb was closed while the scene was processed and was reopened approximately 24 hours later on Sunday evening.

The release said an investigation is being performed by the National Park Service (Investigative Services Branch and Yellowstone Law Enforcement Division), with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Attorney’s Office, and Teton County Coroner’s Office.

No further details were released. We will update you as we get more information.