Wyoming: Teenager Admits to Murdering Father in Dayton

Wyoming: Teenager Admits to Murdering Father in Dayton

Written by on July 29, 2021

A 15-year-old Wyoming teenager is being held in a Montana jail after admitting to the murder of his father in a small town outside Sheridan.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 15-year-old Wyoming male had contacted police officers in Hardin, Montana. During the call, the teenager said he killed his father in their home in Dayton, Wyoming.

Based on this call, Sheridan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in question on Main Street in Dayton. At the residence, the deputies found a deceased male inside.

Sheridan County Sheriff

At this point, no additional information is available. The name of the teenager is being withheld as he is a minor. The name of the victim is unknown.

An active investigation is underway, conducted by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The 15-year-old suspect is being held in Montana. Formal charges will be filed soon.

Despite the gravity of this development, offices are adamant that there is no further danger related to this case for Dayton and Sheridan County residents.

“We would like to ensure the residents of Dayton and Sheridan County that there is no threat to the community,” Sheridan County Undersheriff Levi Dominguez stated. “In order for our deputies and DCI to conduct a thorough investigation, we ask the community to stay away from the area.”

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