Body Found near Big Sandy River was Garrett Bardin

Pinedale, WY – The Sublette County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the body found last week near Big Sandy River was the son of Sheriff Wayne Bardin.

Investigators say 24-year-old Garrett Bardin of Pinedale apparently died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The department and volunteer searchers had been looking for Garrett Bardin for nearly two weeks. His body was found last Thursday, a little over a half mile from the Rainbow Family camp.