SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, along with the county coroner, announced today they recovered a body in Superior, east of Rock Springs on Tuesday.
Sheriff Mike Lowell and Coroner Dale Majhanovich said the body was found through employment of a special cadaver search dog. Lowell would only disclose that the discovery is likely related to an active missing person case from 2015. The remains are being taken to Loveland, Colorado, for autopsy.
“We are reasonably certain of the person’s identity, but do not wish to speculate until the identification is confirmed,” Lowell said.
Sweetwater Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust said he could not confirm the body was that of Darrell Sowder, 59, of Superior who went missing October 2, 2015. At the time, Sowder’s family believed the man would possibly cause harm to himself. Despite an extensive search, Sowder was never found.
Blust would also not say why a new search with cadaver dog was launched yesterday or if new information came to light. He said an official statement from the Sheriff’s Office would be forthcoming this Friday.
685 & 695 BOOSHWAY STREET Driggs
8580 CREEK CROSSING LP Jackson
8570 CREEK CROSSING LP Jackson
000 BLM SUBDIVISION ROAD Pinedale
42 RIVER TRAIL CIRCLE Alpine
Get Today's News Today
Sign up for our Buckrail Daily Newsletter to get today's top local news stories delivered to your inbox.