Mark Anthony Strittmater

Strittmater, circa 2019; Strittmater on the day of his disappearance

  • Missing Since 10/19/2019
  • Missing From Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Age 44 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 130 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A long-sleeved, light-colored camouflage-print shirt, gray or green pants, boots and an orange hunting cap. A photo of Strittmater in those clothes is posted with this case summary.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Cauacasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Strittmater has tattoos on his back, neck, left shoulder and right arm.

Details of Disappearance

Strittmater was last seen at the Kum & Go in Saratoga, Wyoming at 5:45 a.m. on October 19, 2019. He stopped there before going for an elk hunting trip alone in the Medicine Bow National Forest; he was an experienced hunter. At 11:00 a.m., he sent a text message to his girlfriend; this was the last sign of him. He has never been heard from again and was reported missing the next day.

After his disappearance, his truck was found on Forest Road 801, which is also known as Sage Creek/Rawlins South Road, near Forest Road 830, which is also known as Deep Jack Road. There was no sign of him at the scene. A search of the forest turned up nothing except Strittmater's binoculars and a few other items about 600 yards from where the truck had been left.

Weather conditions during the weekend Strittmater disappeared and in the days after were unseasonably cold; the temperatures dropped below zero degrees and there was rain followed by heavy snow. Authorities believe Strittmater got lost or had an accident while hunting, and died. He has never been located.

Investigating Agency

  • Carbon County Sheriff's Office 307-324-2776

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 1, 2021; casefile added.