Former Wyoming police officer arrested in cold case homicide

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Laramie say a former policeman has been arrested in connection with the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student.

The Laramie Boomerang reports ( ) 67-year-old Fredrick J. Lamb of Laramie was arrested Wednesday and jailed on charges of first-degree murder and arson.

Laramie police say Lamb was arrested in connection with the 1985 slaying of 22-year-old Shelli R. Wiley.

Lt. Gwen Smith of the Laramie Police Department says unspecified new technology led to Lamb's arrest.

Smith says she expects local prosecutors to file court charges Friday. An attempt to reach a county prosecutor Thursday was not successful.

Smith says Lamb has worked as an officer with the Laramie Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff's Office but didn't work for either at the time of Wiley's death.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang,

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