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No arrests in Will’s death

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

aw enforcement officials recently executed more search warrants and continue to aggressively investigate the death of Meshell Will, but Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler said no arrests have been made in the case, and that Will’s death has still not been officially ruled a homicide.
“We are still putting the pieces of the puzzle together. We don’t have enough to charge anybody right now,” Wheeler said. “It’s a tough case.”
The case will not be treated as homicide until a cause of death is determined, pending the results of an autopsy. Those results have not been received yet.
Will’s decomposing body was found just off Iron Mountain Road by a tourist who was taking pictures in the area on Aug. 31. The body was found near mile post 54, in a wooded area between the higher and lower part of the road near one of the road’s famous “pigtail” bridges. 
Will, 38, was last heard from Aug. 24, when she texted her sister to tell her she was going to Keystone. She was reported missing three days later.

Law enforcement officials recently executed more search warrants and continue to aggressively investigate the death of Meshell Will, but Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler said no arrests have been made in the case, and that Will’s death has still not been officially ruled a homicide.

“We are still putting the pieces of the puzzle together. We don’t have enough to charge anybody right now,” Wheeler said. “It’s a tough case.”

The case will not be treated as homicide until a cause of death is determined, pending the results of an autopsy. Those results have not been received yet.

Will’s decomposing body was found just off Iron Mountain Road by a tourist who was taking pictures in the area on Aug. 31. The body was found near mile post 54, in a wooded area between the higher and lower part of the road near one of the road’s famous “pigtail” bridges. 

Will, 38, was last heard from Aug. 24, when she texted her sister to tell her she was going to Keystone. She was reported missing three days later.

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Peter Bierwirth
October 5th, 2013 at 12:58pm

Like the TV show “Sanford & Son” translation meaning, “this is an ongoing active investigation. At this time, we are pursuing several leads regarding this case. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages anyone with information to contact our office, thank you.”

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