Divers Recover Body of Cheyenne Man in Reservoir

Divers Recover Body of Cheyenne Man in Reservoir

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Cheyenne man in a southeast Wyoming reservoir, four days after he went missing after leaving a family camp site. The Laramie County Sheriff's Office says divers found the body of 48-year-old Robert E. Burkett, Jr., Sunday submerged in Granite Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park. Burkett was found inside his Ford Explorer in about 15 feet of water.

Burkett was reported missing Thursday night after he didn't show up for work. He was last seen leaving a family camp site Thursday morning. The Sheriff's Office says a cadaver dog alerted to the area around the reservoir's boat ramp on Saturday, and divers recovered the body on Sunday. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says that the investigation is ongoing. Results from a Monday autopsy aren't yet available.

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