An untimely death of a 29-year old man caused an investigation by Lincoln County officials the last week of July, one that appears to be coming to a close. Daniel Joseph Barron was transported to Star Valley Medical Center from the Bedford area on July 21. Barron was pronounced dead the following day. Since that time, Lincoln County Coroner, Mike Richins, has been working in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office and other county officials and pathologists.
Toxicology and histology tests are still in progress with official word of Barron’s death expected sometime next week. According to the LCSO, they have followed leads and utilized information gathered at the scene and from acquaintances and have been working with Richins and his staff. The coroner’s office and the LCSO have determined that prescription drugs were at the scene and in the belongings of Barron but it is unclear who the drugs belonged to and whether they are linked to the cause of death.