Three years after disappearing while hunting elk in southern Wyoming, authorities confirmed the death of Mark Strittmater of Rawlins.
A group of hunters from Wisconsin found a firearm while hunting. They contacted a game warden who then contacted the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. A thorough investigation of the immediate area turned up partial human remains and several personal belongings.
Dental records confirmed the remains are those of Strittmater, last seen in Saratoga, Wyoming, before going on an elk hunt on October 19, 2019, in the Medicine Bow National Forest in the southcentral part of the state.
“This has been an ongoing case within the Sheriff’s Office, and we are pleased to learn of the positive identification,” according to a statement on the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “The remains were found in a densely wooded area approximately 325 yards from prior search areas. At this time, both the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and the Carbon County Coroner’s Office have no evidence suggesting there is foul play indicated. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Family and Friends of Mark Strittmater.”
(Photo source: Carbon County Sheriff’s Office)