By Jim Stanford on December 6, 2011
Jackson police are investigating the death of a sheriff’s deputy, Edwin R. Fourre, whose body was found today at a home in Hoback Junction.
Authorities found Fourre dead from a single gunshot wound, according to a press release. He worked in the court services division of the sheriff’s office.
Jackson Police Lt. Bob Gilliam issued the following release:
At 10:04 AM today, Teton County deputies responded to a residence on S. Palmer Creek Drive in Hoback Junction to check the welfare of one of their deputies. The deputy, Edwin R. Fourre, age 49, had failed to report for his assigned shift this morning in the Court Services division of the sheriff’s office. Upon arrival, deputies found Fourre, deceased from a single gunshot wound.
Sheriff Jim Whalen requested the Jackson Police Department conduct the investigation. Detectives from the Jackson Police Department and Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation. An autopsy is pending as well as an evaluation of evidence collected at the scene.
There is no further information at this time and the investigation is continuing.
Update 12/7: Police suspect the gunshot wound was self-inflicted but can’t say for certain. They have sent evidence to the state crime lab for analysis, but don’t expect a response for at least two weeks. No foul play is suspected.