Nearly one year after he was reported missing in Utah, the remains of a West Virginia man have been found. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Utah received information on the evening of Oct. 14, 2019 that Carl L. Crumrine, 69, of Buckhannon, W.Va., had not been seen since early that morning.
Crumrine had been hunting with a group in the Lyman Lake area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, according to the sheriff’s office. After a member of the hunting group contacted deputies about him not returning after sunset, the sheriff’s office and the Summit County Search & Rescue began a search. Around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2020, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a hunter who found human bones, clothing, a survival pack and a hunting rifle in the Lyman Lake area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Investigators and members of the search crew responded and investigated the areas for the next two days. The human remains were taken to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. On Oct. 8, 2020, the medical examiner’s officer determined the remains to be those of Crumrine. The sheriff’s office said the remains were found about one mile from where Crumrine had been camping in 2019. The area is a very dense wooded area with fallen timber. [full article]