Human Remains Found In Carbon County, No Word If Linked To Hunter Missing Since 2019

Its unclear if human remains found in Carbon County this week belong to a hunter who went missing there during a 2019 snowstorm.

Mark Heinz

October 20, 20222 min read

Strittmater scaled
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Human remains were found in Carbon County this week, but identity of the person hasn’t been released by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office as of Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Archie Royal told Cowboy State Daily on Thursday only that he could confirm that remains had been found somewhere in Carbon County on Monday. He did not disclose the location where the remains were found or any information about the circumstances of their discovery. 

The case is under investigation and no more information could be released, he said. 

Missing Hunter

The 2019 disappearance of Carbon County resident Mark A. Strittmater remains one of Wyoming’s most prominent missing persons cases.  

Strittmater, 44 at the time, went missing in October 2019. He was hunting elk in the Medicine Bow National Forest in Carbon County when an early season snowstorm hit. Multiple searches for him were conducted that year, as well as during the summer of 2020.

His binoculars were found by a hunter in November 2020.

That set of another search, which included a K-9 unit. Officials at the time said they found “other items” that might have belonged to Strittmater, but no human remains.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Mark Heinz

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