GREEN RIVER -- A Bridger Valley rancher has been missing for a week and authorities are asking the public's help in finding the man.
Uinta County Sheriff Louis Napoli said Monday that Timothy Jacob McCluer, 31, left his home the morning of May 8 to feed livestock at another location and disappeared without a trace.
"It's a most unusual set of circumstances," Napoli said.
Officials said foul play is not suspected at this time.
Napoli said deputies searched the ranch buildings and Uinta County Search and Rescue crews have searched the rugged country surrounding the area. Thermal imaging equipment was also brought in, but nothing was located.
Napoli said authorities are asking anyone with information about McCluer to call the sheriff's office at (307) 783-1000 or the Crime Stoppers number at (307) 786-2274.
Read more about this story in Tuesday's Star-Tribune.
Contact southwest Wyoming bureau reporter Jeff Gearino at (307) 875-5359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a photo of him on the website with the article. Can someone post it on this thread?
Last edited by summer_breeze; 10-08-2010 at 06:10 PM.
Authorities perplexed; ask public for any info
Bridger Valley rancher missing
JEFF GEARINO - Southwest Wyoming bureau | Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:00 am
GREEN RIVER -- Uinta County authorities continue to search for a Bridger Valley rancher who has been missing for more than a week, officials said Monday.
GREEN RIVER -- Uinta County sheriff's officials are using every tool available in their ongoing search for a Bridger Valley rancher who has been missing for more than two weeks.
Investigators have followed numerous phone tips to a county hotline, searched the countryside on foot and on horseback, and last week enlisted the aid of Air Force helicopters that were flown over the area to provide thermal imaging devices to the effort.
They even had an interview scheduled later Monday with a psychic who volunteered her services.
But thus far, investigators haven't found a trace of Timothy Jacob McCluer.
"It's very disappointing to have no answers in this unfortunate case," Uinta County Sheriff Lou Napoli said Monday.
"We're doing everything we can, following up on every small lead we get, but for now, Timothy McCluer's disappearance is a mystery," he said.
full article at link
Last edited by Cubby; 05-25-2010 at 09:11 AM. Reason: copyright, 10% of article plus link.
Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010
BY: VIRGINIA GIORGIS, Pioneer Editor
A Bridger Valley rancher, Timothy Jacob McCluer, 31, left his home the morning of May 9, to feed livestock at another location and has disappeared without a trace.
Authorities were notified about the missing rancher by family members that evening. County searchers found McCluer’s pickup truck at the site, but no one reported seeing McCluer during the day, nor had the cattle been fed.....
So the cows had not been fed ? This is an odd story .....
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you....
Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Posted: Friday, Aug 6th, 2010
By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
The Uinta County Sheriff’s department search for missing Bridger Valley rancher Timothy Jacob McClure, “ is worked on a daily basis...has not given us any information that was credible,” according to Deputy Jamie Schmidt, investigator on the case.
By JEFF GEARINO Southwest Wyoming bureau trib.com
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 2:03 pm
GREEN RIVER -- Hunters combing the Bridger Valley hills in southwest Wyoming on Sunday discovered the remains of a body in the proximity of a missing man's ranch, authorities said Monday.
Uinta County Sheriff's Office detectives have been searching for months for Bridger Valley rancher T.J. McCluer, who disappeared without a trace in early May.
Sheriff Lou Napoli said the remains have yet to be identified.
GREEN RIVER -- A body found Sunday by hunters in southwest Wyoming's Bridger Valley has been identified as missing rancher Timothy J. McCluer, authorities said today.
Uinta County Sheriff Lou Napoli said McCluer's remains were positively identified by dental comparison during an autopsy conducted at the county coroner's office Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities said McCluer died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.