CASPER, Wyo. — The Cody Police Department said on Tuesday, January 4 that human remains initially located on Monday have been identified as belonging to Rachel Sirman, a 29-year-old female who had been reported missing out of Texas.
Cody police officers initially responded to a report of found human remains in the 1300 block of Sunset Boulevard South in Cody at about 10:08 a.m. Monday, January 3.
“During the preliminary investigation, officers learned landscapers were working behind a residence in the area when they discovered partial human remains on the hillside above Sulfur Creek,” the Cody Police Department said. “With the assistance of a Park County Search and Rescue cadaver canine, additional remains were located in a temporary camp near the bottom of Sulfur Creek.”
“All remains located in the area have been identified as reported missing person, 29-year-old female Rachel Sirman of Texas. Personal property found at the recovery site corroborated her identification.”
An autopsy was performed in Basin, Wyoming on Tuesday by Forensic Pathologist Thomas Bennet, MD. The Cody PD said that final reports from Bennet and the Park County coroner are pending.
The Cody Police Department said that Sirman was reported as missing to the Cody PD on December 16, 2021 by her family.
“The Cody Police Department had intermittent contact with Sirman between September 2020 and June 2021,” the department said. “Sirman was a transient who was known to camp in the area [where] the remains were found.”
“The investigation will continue, [but] at this time there are no indications of any criminality involved in Sirman’s death. No additional information is available at this time.”