Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide – Victim Identified


UPDATE 11:12 am — Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell and County Coroner Dale Majhanovich issued an update Monday morning on the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation of the homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Danielle Nichole Martin, age 43, who lived in the Superior area east of Rock Springs.

Lowell said the suspect in the shooting arrested Sunday by county detectives is 41-year-old Stephen Jeffrey Taranovich, who is in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center on a charge of Manslaughter.

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Lowell said patrol deputies responded Sunday afternoon to the report of a shooting at a residence north of Rock Springs. At the scene, they discovered Taranovich and the body of Danielle Martin.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday in Loveland, Colorado.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell issued a bulletin Monday morning that the Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gunshot homicide at a residence north of Rock Springs reported at about 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

Lowell said a man is in custody, charged with the shooting.  No additional suspects are being sought.

The Sheriff’s Office will release additional information later today, Lowell said.