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Wyoming police seek to identify headless corpse

Jan. 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM   |   Comments

CODY, Wyo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Wyoming police said they hope a distinctive belt found on a decapitated body will help solve the mystery.

Last week, the Park County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a headless body of a man who died of multiple gunshot wounds. After scouring the area they were unable to find the head and have since been unable to identify the corpse.

Now, CNN reported, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said investigators hope the distinctive leather belt and buckle will offer some clues.

The investigators said the belt and buckle is similar to a "piteado," a type of craftsmanship common to some parts of Mexico and Guatemala, though they cautioned that doesn't mean the victim is from the area, just that the belt likely is.

"This is not to say that the victim was from those regions," Steward said. "It is simply a design native to those areas. It would be irresponsible of us to eliminate any possibilities at this stage."

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