Raymond Jones

  • Remains Found - Confirmed ID

About Raymond Jones's case

Primary Source: Insider

According to Insider,

A hunter in Idaho found the remains of a man who went missing 53 years ago, the local sheriff’s office said Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner told East Idaho News that the hunter found the remains of Raymond Jones, a 39-year-old man form Salmon, Idaho, who was last seen on September 7, 1968.

Jones was bow hunting for mountain goats in Lemhi county before he disappeared.

Penner told East Idaho News that on Friday, September 17, a hunter called the sheriff’s office from the same area where Jones disappeared, saying he found human remains.

“The hunter was seeking a shortcut from one hunting area to another when he found human remains and then contacted the sheriff’s office,” Penner said. “Due to the lack of remaining daylight and ruggedness of the terrain, recovery efforts began on the morning of the 18.”

Upon recovering the body, police found Jones’ wallet and ID, confirming the remains were his.

The sheriff’s office informed Jones’ wife, who is still living, that his body had been found.

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Suicide Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Saturday, September 7, 1968 (56 years ago)
  • Date Found: Friday, September 17, 2021 (3 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10430

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