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Police request help finding next-of-kin for man found dead near Flaming Gorge

File Photo: Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Posted at 10:07 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 12:07:22-05

SWEETWATER COUNTY, Wyo. — Investigators with the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office hope someone can help them identify any family members of a man who was found dead in a camper near Flaming Gorge Reservoir earlier this week.

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According to the Sheriff's Office, a concerned citizen found the body of 79-year-old Ronnie Baze Sumner in a camper near the Anvil Draw area.

Sumner is believed to have died months ago and his death is not believed to have been suspicious.

"However, through the course of investigation, sheriff's detectives have learned that Sumner led a solitary life, and they have been unable to identify any of his next-of-kin," a news release from the Sheriff's Office said.

Sumner was born in Las Vegas and has lived in Casper, Wyo., Manila, UT and Green River, UT.

Anyone with information that may help detectives make contact with Sumner's relatives is urged to contact Det. Sutton at 307-922-5343.