Woman murdered in Lovell; ex-husband arrested

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Authorities have arrested a 48-year-old Casper area man on suspicion of murder, alleging he killed his former wife in Lovell on Thursday. Lovell police say Carol J. Barnes, 49, of Cowley, was murdered on Thursday afternoon or evening. Police were initially asked to check on Barnes’ welfare by a concerned family member, being directed to an apartment on West 7th Street, Lovell Police Chief Dan Laffin said in a Friday news release. “Upon arrival, officers identified a possible crime scene and gained entry into an apartment to check on the occupant,” Laffin wrote, saying officers then found Barnes’ body. Laffin’s release indicates that authorities immediately suspected Donald Joe “D.J.” Crouse and began searching for him. “The suspect, 48-year-old Donald...

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Woman murdered in Lovell; ex-husband arrested

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