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October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 13, 1988

Homicidal rumors spark evening of fear

The “rural rumor mill” was apparently working overtime last Sunday evening, as southern Powder River County residents were kept in fear by reports that a homicidal maniac was on the loose in their area.

Rumors circulated throughout the community that a man was in their area, fleeing Wyoming law enforcement officers after having killed several Campbell County deputies. According to rumor, he had also ran over and killed several motorcyclists near Spotted Horse, a small community on the highway about midway between Sherid...

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