SHERIDAN (WNE) — The names of the victims in a recent double homicide were released by Sheridan County Coroner Dr. Robert Byrd Thursday morning. 

The bodies of Erin Nicole Johnson, 39, and son, Owen Miles Lawson, 13, were discovered Jan. 6 around 6:52 p.m. at their mobile home on Mydland Road in Sheridan.  

The cause of the deaths appeared to be homicide with a firearm, and Byrd determined the date of death was Dec. 22, 2022.

SPD officers were initially dispatched to the residence after the reporting party told police the home had a water leak and that attempts to contact the residents were not successful. Officers breached the door to the residence, the press release said, after determining the circumstances required immediate action.

The initial follow-up investigation revealed one suspect who was found to be dead in Colorado. The investigation is ongoing by Sheridan Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Lab.

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