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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Charles Duane Gustafson

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Charles Duane Gustafson
Above Images: Gustafson, circa 2006

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Charlie
Date of Birth: 1934-09-27
Date Missing: 2006-10-11
From City/State: Arlington, WY
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 72
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 67 inches
Weight: 160 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde
Hair (Other): With brown, graying.
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: Medium
Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses with wire frames.
Identifying Characteristics: Small surgical scar on face, crooked lower teeth, several fillings in teeth, overbite.
Clothing: Brown hooded sweatshirt, blaze orange vest, charcoal gray pants, camouflage fanny pack, blaze orange hat, carrying a Winchester 30-06 rifle with camouflage green stock and blue metal barrel with 3 X 9 scope. Charles was also carrying a map, GPS, compass, shells, lunch, water, and a knife.
Jewelry: Wedding ring and black Casio watch.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Charles was last seen at approximately 6:55am in the Medicine Bow National Forest, eight miles south of Arlington, WY at the road junction of 111 and 129 in Carbon County, WY. He was elk hunting with family members when they separated to hunt in different directions. Charles was to return to camp that evening but never arrived.
Investigative Agency: Carbon County Sheriff's Department
Phone: (307) 324-2776
Investigative Case #: 06-002613
NCIC #: M-436128137
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: October 11, 2006 from Arlington, Wyoming
Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: September 27, 1934
Age: 72 years old
Height and Weight: 5'7, 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying blond hair, blue eyes. Gustafson wears wire-framed eyeglasses. He has a small surgical scar on his face. Gustafson has an overbite and several fillings in his teeth, and his lower teeth are crooked.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown hooded sweatshirt, a blaze-orange vest, charcoal-gray pants, a camouflage-print fanny pack, a blaze-orange hat, a wedding ring and a black Casio watch.

Details of Disappearance

Gustafson was last seen at approximately 6:55 a.m. on October 11, 2006, in the Medicine Bow National Forest, eight miles south of Arlington, Wyoming. He was at the road junction of 111 and 129 in Carbon County. He was carrying a Winchester 30-06 rifle with a green camouflage-print stock and a blue metal barrel with 3 X 9 scope. He also had a map, global positioning satellite (GPS) device, compass, shells, lunch, water and a knife.
Gustafson had been elk hunting with family members when they separated and went in different directions. He was to return to camp that evening but never arrived. His relatives fired three shots in the air when they realized he was missing and heard three shots fired in return, but they could not locate Gustafson and there has been no indication of his whereabouts since then. He had gotten lost the day before his disappearance, but was found by a logger. The temperatures on the night of October 11 dipped into the thirties, and the following few days were snowy.

An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Gustafson. He is from Minnesota and had been hunting in Medicine Bow National Forest for ten years prior to his disappearance. His family stated he was in excellent health in 2006 and had been trained in wilderness survival when he was in the United States Air Force. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Carbon County Sheriff's Department

Source Information
The National Center for Missing Adults
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
The Grand Forks Herald


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