October 21, 2022 |
Human remains found this week south of Rawlins are thought to be of missing hunter, Mark Strittmater.
Almost three years ago, to the day, 44-year-old Mark Anthony Strittmater of Rawlins went missing while hunting elk. He was last heard from on October 19th, 2019. His truck was located on Forest Service Road 801. Despite the best efforts of searchers, no other trace of Strittmater was found.
Unconfirmed sources said two hunters from Wisconsin came upon human remains in an undisclosed location south of Rawlins. Carbon County Sheriff Archie Roybal said his office was made aware of the find. The sheriff’s office is searching the area for more evidence.
Due to how recently the discovery was made, details are scarce. Sheriff Royal was unable to say if the remains were those of the hunter who went missing three years ago in the middle of a snow storm.
Multiple search and rescue teams spent more than a week searching for Strittmater in heavy snow following his disappearance. A member of one of the search parties told Bigfoot 99 that it sounded as though the remains found this week were a considerable distance from where his team was searching.
Strittmater’s family has asked for privacy.
The remains have been sent for scientific testing for identification Sheriff Roybal said he is waiting to receive the results before he provides any further comment.
Sheriff Archie Roybal said he will release more information as his office gathers more information.