Coroner identifies woman found dead in Yellowstone

ALEX MILLER Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The Teton County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman found dead in a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park over the weekend.

Catheryn Griffin, 38, was discovered by park rangers over the weekend on Craig Pass, about three miles south of Old Faithful.

Dr. Brent Blue, Teton County coroner, said that he could confirm that Griffin was likely from the southeastern United States. He said there has been difficulty determining where Griffin is from because of numerous addresses and driver’s licenses associated with her name and date of birth.

An autopsy is being performed, he said, and results may not be available for the “next couple of weeks.”

Griffin’s body was inside of a vehicle that was driven into a snowbank. When park rangers arrived, they found a man standing outside of the vehicle who was then arrested for drug possession and other traffic-related charges.

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An investigation into Griffin’s death is being conducted by the Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service, the Yellowstone Law Enforcement Division, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Teton County Coroner’s Office.

None of the investigating agencies would confirm

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