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Pinedale Roundup
Volume 105, Number 24 - June 12, 2008
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Man found dead at drilling rig

by Roundup staff

On June 8, at approximately 6:15 a.m., the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man found dead at Patterson Rig #455.

Deputies responded to the scene and found 29-year-old Christopher Throne lying in his sleeping quarters at the rig, which is located just off the Jonah North Road in Sublette County. Throne was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy was done in Jackson, Wyo., the following day. Preliminary results of the autopsy revealed that Throne might have died of an accidental drug overdose.

Biological evidence was obtained and sent off for toxicology testing, with results expected in about two weeks.

Throne’s hometown was unavailable at press time.

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