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Partial human remains found south of Rawlins after hunters find firearm

CASPER, Wyo. — The discovery of firearm south of Rawlins on Sunday lead to multiple searches that discovered human remains, according to a release Friday by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

“At this time, the identity of the remains has not been confirmed,” the release said.

A group of hunters from Wisconsin came across a firearm in the vegetation while hunting around 8:00 a.m on Oct. 16 and contacted a Wyoming Game and Fish warden at the Sandstone Cabin.

The warden then contacted the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office.

Upon initial investigation, partial human remains and several items of personal belongings were discovered in the area that the firearm was found, and a primary search was conducted.

A secondary search on  Oct 20 found more partial human remains and personal belongings. This was assisted by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Anthropology, Wyoming State Archaeologist’s Office, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Carbon County Coroner’s Office, local searchers, and a K9 Unit.

“This investigation will continue, but no further information is currently available for release,” the CCSO said.