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Murder charges filed in Wyoming case of body found near Cody

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – First-degree murder charges have been filed against a 45-year-old Cheyenne man in the death of a woman whose body was found in northern Wyoming this month.

Joseph Underwood is facing Laramie County charges of first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault, stalking and two counts of applying pressure on the throat or neck.

The charges were filed in Laramie County Circuit Court last Friday in the death of 40-year-old Cheyenne resident Angela Elizondo.

Elizondo’s body was found near Cody on Nov. 2, and authorities believe she was killed in Cheyenne.

Underwood’s court file is sealed due to the sexual assault allegations.

His initial appearance and preliminary hearing haven’t been scheduled because Underwood remains in the Park County jail where he has been in custody on other charges, which now have been dropped.

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