On Sept. 13 the Albany County Sheriff’s Office located the body of Jerome “Jerry” Elmore in the Snowy Range west of Laramie.
Deputies say a search and rescue mission had been planned to take place in the area where Elmore’s rental vehicle had been located. But 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.
First Coast News reporter Janny Rodriguez checked in with Elmore's neighbor. Gail Blount said he appeared to be friendly but wasn't;t incredibly talkative.
"He was so young, very young go -- so much life ahead of him and I don't know what happened but I'm quite sure whatever it was just wasn't worth his life." Blount said. "My condolences go out to his parents because I know they were just devastated by the news and I think it's terrible and I hope he gets justice for whatever happened to him."