Fremont County Coroner ruled Philp and Baker deaths as natural; BAC level high in pedestrian death

By Ernie Over, managing editor,

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Coroner’s office has released details from three autopsies performed late last year, ruling two of the cases as natural deaths.

Sudden Cardiac Death was the cause of death of 40-year-old Heather A. Philp of rural Riverton who was found unresponsive in her home on November 25th. A verdict and case docket in Philp’s case indicated the death was of natural causes. The docket indicated Philp’s bloodstream included non-fatal amounts of the drug Alprasolam at a level of 92 ng/ml.

The cause of death of 44-year-old Kevin Baker, who collapsed at the Riverton Walmart store on December 12th was also ruled a natural death. The verdict and case docket indicated Baker had suffered a Posterior and subdendocardial Myocardial infarction (heart attack).

In a death earlier ruled a homicide, Michele Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephens was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.343 percent the night she died, according to a Coroner’s verdict and case docket. Littleshield was a pedestrian who died of massive blunt force trauma on December 3rd at the Rezeride Roadhouse west of Kinnear after she was apparently struck by a vehicle. A 33-year-old Fort Hall, Idaho woman, Alma Mosho, has been charged in connection with Littleshield’s death.