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Submitted by Newsroom on March 12, 2012 – 11:45 amNo Comment

Quiver and Likes were found dead in this trailer in a residential area of Hudson. Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

Lighter helps lead to arrest Hudson double slaying

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Investigators say it was a trail of blood that lead to the arrest of 19-year-old Laziur Hanway Jr. of Ethete for a double slaying in Hudson.

He was arrested last week, accused of robbing and stabbing 20-year-old Elva Quiver and 43-year-old Erik Likes, then setting fire to their trailer home in November.

According to court documents, Hanway’s blood matched that of a lighter left outside near the burned trailer and inside the dead man’s pickup. Hanway’s father’s blood was also tested.

Authorities say Hanway worked at one time for Likes, who was a stone mason.

The accused is scheduled to be in court Wednesday for his preliminary hearing.

UPDATE: Hanway arrested for double murder, Friday Morning News, Mar, 9, 2012

With contributions from The Associated Press

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – A man from Ethete has been arrested for murder in connection with the deaths of 19-year-old Elva Quiver and 43-year-old Erik Likes whose bodies were found in a burned out trailer four months ago in Hudson.

19-year-old Laziur S. Hanway Jr. has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and the case has been forwarded to the Fremont County Attorney’s Office.

First reports on the fire implied that the two were killed by a gas explosion in the trailer. But, Coroner Ed McAuslan said an autopsy showed something quite different.

“The preliminary findings indicated that both victims had multiple stab wounds.”

The investigation led to Hanway and a search this week of his residence on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County led to his Thursday arrest. Authorities say the attack was not random because Hanway had worked at one time for Likes.

Det. Sgt Bill Braddock of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was the lead investigator on the case. He was assisted by the coroner’s office, the state’s fire marshal and Division of Criminal Investigation, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, along with agencies covering the Reservation that include the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Hanway’s been jailed at the county facility in Lander on bail of $1 million, awaiting possible further charges of robbery and arson.

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