MP for this week

It’s Charles Duane Gustafson, a Minnesota man in his seventies who disappeared on October 11, 2006. He was on a hunting trip in Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming. It looks like one of those fairly typical “lost and probably died in the wilderness” cases.

(Oh, and I finally updated. After more than a week.)

11 thoughts on “MP for this week

  1. Saffy May 1, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    that’s my guess, got disoriented or simply had a heart attack and died with no one to help him. If you’re that old, it’s not a good idea to go hunting alone!

    • Meaghan May 1, 2012 / 11:36 pm

      Technically, he didn’t. He had buddies, then they split up for a bit.

  2. Princess Shantae May 2, 2012 / 12:09 am

    It says he had a GPS with him. Could they not get signals from that to try and find him or was it just a one-way thing? Sorry, I don’t know that much about GPS’s but I thought that other people could find you by tracking your signal.

    • Meaghan May 2, 2012 / 12:16 am

      I don’t know much about them either. Perhaps his was malfunctioning or the battery ran out or something.

  3. Margie May 2, 2012 / 1:24 am

    He got lost the day before he disappeared and the family members thought it was ok for him to go off by himself the next day. I hope there was not a hunting accident that was covered up. I live in Texas and years ago would hunt with my ex (I have repented since then) and have always been a bit paranoid about hunting accidents.

  4. Princess Shantae May 2, 2012 / 8:43 am

    It makes me wonder if the three shots they heard were from him. They fired three shots, somebody responded but they can’t find him. Wonder if some other bhunter thought the signals were meant for him and responded.

  5. Lisa May 2, 2012 / 11:43 am

    Okay, color me skeptic, he gets lost one day and is brought back by loggers (not his hunting buddies) and the next day they think it’s okay to split off from him?

    No matter his physical or mental health, or history of hunting in the area, that just seems awfully neglectful and/or suspicious.

    • LB May 2, 2012 / 12:27 pm

      Since we’re speculating here, it also could have been a matter of Gustafson’s personality. I’ve encountered many formerly strong willed and self reliant elderly people that don’t enjoy the feeling of being assisted or monitored, due to enroaching health problems; this wouldn’t be atypical for an individual retired from the military, as Gustafson was.

      A man who regularly enjoyed hunting probably would not appreciate changing his routine, or feeling that he wasn’t capable enough to take care of himself. His family and friends probably believed that his getting lost the previous day was a fluke.

  6. Princess Shantae May 2, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Good point. He was probably embarrassed about getting lost the day before.

  7. Melissa May 8, 2012 / 7:20 am

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