Sheriff’s Office says victim still unidentified
July 4, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008, 12:49 PM, Media Release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office:
July 4, 2008
SUBLETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PO BOX 701
PINEDALE, WY 82941
Point of Contact: Detective Dick Blust, Jr. - Public Information Officer
(307) 367-4378 / (307) 350-4016, email@example.com
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office in Pinedale today released additional information regarding the body of the man found in the Wind River Mountains near the Big Sandy River yesterday [July 3, 2008].
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective Dick Blust said county investigators who recovered the body and processed the scene believe the cause of death to have been a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials said that an official identification has not yet been made, but the process of making a forensics-based identification is underway. An autopsy is planned but has not yet been definitively scheduled.
Garrett Bardin’s father, Sublette County Sheriff Wayne "Bardy" Bardin, and Garrett’s mother, Carole Richie, have asked the media to help express their thanks to everyone involved in the investigation and the search for Garrett, and to the people of Sublette County, who have been so caring and supportive in what has been a very trying time for the family.