Update on South Greeley Highway Homicide

Sheriff   5-14-18

On Friday, May 11, deputies of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 5000 block of South Greeley Highway on the report of gun shots.

One adult male was found deceased at the scene. That victim has been identified as Joseph S. Tortolito, born in December of 1956. Joseph was a Cheyenne resident. An autopsy has been completed and has determined Joseph died as a result of several gun shots to the body.

The other individual who initially called in the shots and received a non-threatening wound has been identified as Kristen Smith, born December 1984, and she is also a Cheyenne resident.

Frank McHenry, born December 1992, is a person of interest in this investigation. He is currently being held on other charges. McHenry will be charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, felony interference with a peace officer, attempted escape, and larceny of a motor vehicle. McHenry remains at CRMC at the time of this release.