Body Found Near Unincorporated, Desolate Community of Hiland, Wyoming

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

The discovery of a body in a remote section of central Wyoming has left law enforcement authorities asking the public for help.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s office on Thursday announced the body was found on September 15 near Hiland — an unincorporated and desolate community in western Natrona County on state highway 20/26 about 55 miles west of Casper.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time,” spokesperson Taylor Courtney said.

The only business in what’s left of the rugged outpost which, according to its road sign counts 10 people as citizens, is a bar, restaurant, and gas station on the side of the highway called Steelman’s Bright Spot.

No information there either. The individual who answered the phone at Steelman’s told Cowboy State Daily that she “just learned about it on Facebook.”

For forgetful travelers, Steelman’s is an oasis. Although the gas prices are higher than what motorists would find in the larger communities to the east and west, the gas pump — a relic from decades ago — is still working.

Anyone with information about the body is being urged to contact the sheriff’s office.

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