Man Died of Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound in Sublette County

Pinedale, WY – The Sublette County Sheriff's Department
says a man whose body was found Thursday near the Big Sandy River apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The department and volunteer searchers have been looking for nearly two weeks for 24-year-old Garrett Bardin, the son of
Sublette County Sheriff Wayne Bardin. Garrett Bardin's truck was found in the area last week.

Dick Blust Jr. is spokesman for the department. He says no positive identification of the body has been made yet.

Blust says that the search for Garrett Bardin has been scaled back considerably since the recovery of the body.

Blust says that other than Garrett Bardin, the department has not received any other reports of men missing in the area recently.

Garrett Bardin's parents expressed their thanks for everyone involved in the search for their son.