On 13 September 2016, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office located the body of Jerome “Jerry” Elmore in the Snowy Range west of Laramie. A search and rescue mission had been planned to take place in the area where Elmore’s rental vehicle had been located. Before the search got underway, the Laramie Area Records and Communications received a 911 call from a hunter who reported finding a dead body in the area of the primary search area.
Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found Elmore deceased in the National Forest several hundred yards from his vehicle. The County Coroner’s Office also responded and conducted their own investigation.
In spite of requests from the media and posts on social media sites for updated information, the Sheriff’s Office was unable to provide any updated information until they were certain the next of kin had been notified.