Richard Lee Barteaux died alone in the two bedroom, one bath house, purchased for him by his adopted parents, Walter Dean and Betty Mae Barteaux. He was their only child.
Richard had moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming over ten years previously because his DUIs in California made it impossible for him to drive in that state.
His father, Walter Dean Barteaux, paid him a stipend and purchased a clunker which was driven by a friend of Richard's who was also an alcoholic.
Richard's occupation was staying drunk. His beverage of choice was beer. At the time of his death he was 43 years of age.