- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities in Fremont County have dropped a second-degree murder charge against a man in the September shooting death of a woman in Dubois.

Chief Deputy Attorney Ember Oakley says Lance Clark was released from custody on Monday after the investigation failed to prove that Clark was the person who pulled the trigger.

Oakley tells The Ranger in Riverton (http://bit.ly/2fd6FnQ ) that the conclusion was reached after new evidence surfaced recently.

Clark, of Dubois, had been arrested and charged in the death of his 49-year-old girlfriend, Laurie Margaret Thompson. Clark called police on the night of Sept. 25 and said he found her dead when he arrived home.

Oakley says the investigation remains open and investigators have not ruled out the possibility of an alternate suspect.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com

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