Investigators Looking Into Unsolved 2006 Killing
The unsolved murder of a Colorado man whose body was found in a remote area north of Rock Springs in 2006 is being reviewed in the light of new information, according to s spokesman for the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department.
Dick Blust says Ben Bradley, 28, of Tabernash, Colorado, was hitchhiking to Jackson, Wyoming, on a snowboarding outing when he disappeared in the Rock Springs area on the night of Friday, June 2, 2006. His badly decomposed body was found near the base of Boar’s Tusk, about 25 miles north of Rock Springs, by sightseers on October 1st of 2006. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be multiple stab wounds to the chest area.
At the time of his disappearance, Bradley had with him his custom-made Never Summer “split-board” snowboard, a representation of which is shown here.
Sergeant John Grossnickle of the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said the snowboard splits into two short skis, permitting the user to climb up slopes. The split board can then be reassembled and used as a conventional downhill snowboard.
Bradley’s snowboard has never been recovered. Grossnickle said the Sheriff’s Officer is working closely with the Division of Criminal Investigation’s cold case unit in examining new evidence that has come to light in the case.
Grossnickle emphasized that the Bradley case has never gone inactive. “The information that has come into our possession has opened up fresh avenues in the investigation,” he said. “We hope to use that information to solve Ben’s murder.”
Given the fresh developments, authorities are asking that anyone with information on the case, including information about Bradley’s unique snowboard, contact the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office or the Division of Criminal Investigation.