Riverton, Wy – A female employee was found dead this morning(Thursday) at the state minimum security prison in Riverton.
The Wyoming Honor Farm has been locked down while police investigate.
Riverton Police Chief John Snell described the death as "unexplained." He refused to elaborate other than to say he was treating the death as a homicide.
The name of the employee was not immediately released. Snell says another prison employee reported the death at about
6:45 a-m after finding the body inside a prison building. An autopsy will be done.
A state Corrections Department spokeswoman says all inmates at
the prison were accounted for and confined to their rooms.