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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the family of a man found dead near the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

On Nov. 15, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a campsite near the Anvil Draw area of the reservoir after someone found a man dead in his camper. The body was identified as that of 79-year-old Ronnie Baze Sumner. Investigators said the body had likely been there for months, and that the death does not appear 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. Sumner was born in Las Vegas and lived in Casper, Manila and Green River, Utah.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call 307-922-5343.

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