ROCK SPRINGS — Officials in Sweetwater County have identified a murder victim whose body was found near Rock Springs this week.
Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department spokesman Dick Blust says the body of 17-year-old Rigoberto Alvarado of Rock Springs was found Sunday. Blust says an autopsy was conducted Tuesday in Colorado confirmed that Alvarado had been murdered.
Alvarado's father reported his son missing to the Rock Springs Police Department on July 30.
The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office and the Rock Springs Police Department are conducting a joint investigation.