As of today's date, no positive confirmation of identity has been established. Authorities have "tentatively identified" the remains as Mitchell Dale Stehling, but have not made any formal announcement. Missing NPF continues to follow this case for updates.
An anonymous tip submitted to the National Park Service Investigative Service Branch led to the discovery of human remains in a remote area of the park. US Park Rangers, an ISB Special Agent, and personnel from the Montezuma County Coroner's Office located and recovered the remains on September 17, 2020. Investigation ongoing.
51 years old
Weight: 200 lbs.
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Reported missing on June 9, 2013 - 2935 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes ago
Found on September 17, 2020 - 278 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes ago
This case file was posted on
Mar 17, 2021 at 12:38
This case file was last modified on
Apr 03, 2021 at 19:47
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 1053
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