RIVERTON — Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says he could know by the end of January whether a partial human skull found in the Wind River Range belonged to a hiker who went missing in 2007.
McAuslan says the skull has been submitted to a lab in Salt Lake City for analysis.
Forty-six-year-old Clay Rubano, of Lander, disappeared five years ago while hiking near the Popo Agie (poh-POH’-jah) River. The Riverton Ranger reports the partial skull was found last summer about a mile from where other human remains previously were found and identified as Rubano’s.
Experts say the skull belonged to a white male between 40 and 55 years old. Evidence suggests Rubano may have fallen and suffered hypothermia.