Cause of Hardin woman’s death under investigation

Photo by Jim Eshleman

Big Horn County Sheriff Frank Simpson (right) investigates the site of a Hardin resident’s death Friday morning. According to Simpson, the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office intends to find out what happened soon.

Cars of friends, family and police surrounded a house on the corner of 3rd Street and Lewis Avenue Friday morning following the death of Stephanie Pretty Weasel Iron, 33, within the Hardin residence. The scene was marked off with yellow tape before 9:30 a.m. as personnel from the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office investigated the area.

Sheriff Frank Simpson declined comment on the cause of the woman’s death at press time, stating his department intends to wrap up the case soon. A representative for County Coroner Terry Bullis stated autopsy results will not be available for 2-3 weeks.

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