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Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 3:49 pm
by pixelfrog
Anyone else hear about this or have any other information? I did this hike last April and the remains were estimated to be a year old, so I may have passed the departed. I do seem to remember some vultures circling the area.

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/gila_ ... c2253.html

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 4:34 pm
by azbackpackr
@pixelfrog
I guess too new to be Robert William Fisher.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 5:03 pm
by cactuscat
azbackpackr wrote:I guess too new to be Robert William Fisher.
Too bad.
A few years ago my Federal Agent girlfriend had to hop a helicopter to the North Rim to check out a credible sighting ... wasn't him, obviously, but the guy looked alot like him and had the same distinctive straight-backed posture.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 8:30 pm
by te_wa
"and a holstered gun"

at least the registered owner to said gun can be found out within minutes. ??

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 8:43 pm
by azbackpackr
@te_wa
Many guns are not registered, have never been registered, or are sold privately without changing the original registration, none of which possiblities are illegal in Arizona.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 05 2018 8:53 pm
by Sredfield
te_wa wrote:
Jan 05 2018 8:30 pm
"and a holstered gun"

at least the registered owner to said gun can be found out within minutes. ??
It seems like a lead at least. So strange that no connection to missing persons has surfaced.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 07 2018 7:28 pm
by Vaporman
Maybe GPSJoe? Would be nice for his family & friends looking for him to finally get some closure...

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 07 2018 7:41 pm
by joebartels
@Vaporman
great to hear from you

seems unlikely
There were men’s clothing still on the skeletal remains, a backpack nearby and a holstered gun, but no identification.
no need for anyone to fill this thread with speculation either
The remains will be sent to the University of South Texas for analysis, including sex, age and possibly cause of death. DNA from the bones will also be put into a nationwide database to see if there are any matches.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 08 2018 10:23 am
by Vaporman
@joebartels True... Guess we’ll have to wait and see what the lab says. Glad to hear you are doing better! 👍

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 03 2019 8:53 pm
by Sredfield
Has anyone heard anything about this? I think of it everytime I drive by, which is quite often.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 03 2019 9:21 pm
by Grasshopper
Sredfield wrote:
Jan 03 2019 8:53 pm
Has anyone heard anything about this? I think of it everytime I drive by, which is quite often.
Tomorrow 1/4/19, I will call Det. Sgt. David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office to follow-up :?

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 09 2019 8:57 am
by Nighthiker
Article in the Payson Roundup on 1/8 states the remains have been identified as Daniel M. Andrews of the valley according to Sgt. Paul Hornung of the Gila County Sheriff's Office.

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 09 2019 10:38 am
by Grasshopper
Nighthiker wrote:
Jan 09 2019 8:57 am
Article in the Payson Roundup on 1/8 states the remains have been identified as Daniel M. Andrews of the valley according to Sgt. Paul Hornung of the Gila County Sheriff's Office.
OK.. this now confirms a name.
(maybe my 1/4 & 1/7 attempted contacts to the Payson Roundup and to Det. Sgt. Paul Hornung prompted this 1/8/19 article)

Re: Bones Near the Barnhardt Trailhead

Posted: Jan 09 2019 3:26 pm
by Sredfield
Thanks Hank.