- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Preliminary autopsy results indicate an 84-year-old Wilson man who failed to return from a hunting trip east of Jackson died of hypothermia.

Teton County officials said Thursday an autopsy on Bernhard Rietmann uncovered no signs of serious trauma or any issues with his heart. The pathologist concluded Rietmann died of exposure to the weather and due to a lack of food and water.

Rietmann was reported missing on Sept. 23 after he failed to return from a one-day hunt. His body was found on Sept. 29 in the Boulder Creek area of the Gros Ventre (groh VAHNT’) Wilderness after a six-day search.

His time of death has not been determined.

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