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Remains of missing Buckhannon hunter found in Utah

Almost a year after he went missing while hunting in Utah, the remains of Carl L. Crumrine, 69, of Buckhannon, were found this week in the Lyman Lake area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a hunter who said he found human bones, clothing, a survival pack and a hunting rifle on Monday morning, Oct. 5, according to a press release.

“For the next two days, investigators and members of the Summit County Search & Rescue team responded to the area to recover the human remains and other items,” the release states. “The human remains were turned over to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner to determine identification. On the afternoon of October 8, 2020, the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner determined the human remains to be those of missing person Carl Crumrine.”

Crumrine was last seen at about 5:30 a.m. on October 14, 2019 as he left his campsite and was walking toward Lyman Lake, according to a previous press release. Lyman Lake is located near the Wyoming border, deep in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, a vast stretch of land that encompasses nearly 2.1 million acres.

His remains were found about one mile from where he had been camping, in a dense wooded area with fallen timber.

“Our sincere condolences are with the Crumrine family and friends as they mourn the loss of Carl,” the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said. “We appreciate the many personnel, agencies and resources that worked diligently over the past year to find Carl and bring closure to his family.”

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