Coroner Files Report About Human Remains With Missing Persons Database
The Natrona County Coroner has filed a report with a national missing persons database about the human remains discovered Sunday in west Casper.
Hikers found an entire skeleton of a person near the Wolf Creek subdivision and notified authorities.
Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson said Tuesday that little could be determined specifically about the gender or age of the deceased person, and that she would be sending the remains to Fort Collins, Colo., for an autopsy on Thursday.
Jacobson has said she will discuss the case more on Friday.
Meanwhile, she filed a report with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System -- NamUs -- database that revealed more information about the remains. NamUs.gov is a program of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jacobson filed her report about the remains -- with no body parts missing -- on Tuesday and updated it on Wednesday.
The report stated the estimated age of the person probably is an adult under 30 years. Neither the race nor sex were known. The person probably weighed an estimated 180 pounds, and was 6 feet, 1 inch tall.
The condition of the body was not recognizable other than being a near complete or complete skeleton, so information about hair or hair color, and eye color was unknown.
There were no distinctive body features, she wrote.
Circumstances about the death were unknown, too.
Jacobson estimated the year of death was 2009 to the present.
The only clothing identified on the body was a Carhartt jacket. The only other clothing identified with the body were Dr. Martens boots.
Dental information is available and a DNA sample is available but had not yet been submitted.
The form for the report had categories for distinguishing characteristics such as amputations, deformities, piercings, artificial body parts, and medical data such as foreign objects. But none of those categories was checked on Jacobson's report.