Park County Sheriff identifies decapitated homicide victim found in January; Any who knew him are asked to contact officials

(Cody, Wyo.) – The victim of the Little Sand Coulee homicide has been positively identified by Park County Sheriff’s detectives as Juan Antonio Guerra Torres, a native of Guanajuato, Mexico. Guerra Torres, 30 years old at the time of his death, also had ties to the Park County area. His last known address was in Clark, Wyoming which is some 10 miles from where the body was discovered.

Guerra Torres’ body was found on January 9, 2014 at 11:58 a.m., by a 40-year-old Cody resident who was hunting ducks in the area with his son. It was located on Little Sand Coulee Road approximately 1.5 miles west of Highway 294 east of Clark. He had been shot multiple times. The body was also decapitated and severely mutilated post mortem, missing the left arm at the shoulder.

The investigation into the homicide continues with assistance from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, as well as the Cody and Powell Police Departments. As always, in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

Sheriff’s detectives are asking residents who are familiar Guerra Torres or who may have information that will assist in the investigation into his death, contact the sheriff’s office at 307-527-8700.

–Provided by the Park County Sheriff’s Office