Riders find body of Wyoming teen missing since November
CASPER, Wyo. — Two people on horseback have found the body of a central Wyoming teenager who went missing in November.
Natrona County sheriff’s officials say the riders found the body of 16-year-old Joey Peterson 4 miles from his family’s home Sunday.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Peterson walked away from the house east of Casper on Nov. 10. Snow fell on the area soon after.
Peterson had high-functioning autism and officials described him as not self-sufficient. He left without a cell phone or winter clothing. Scores of volunteers and others searched for Peterson before winter halted the effort.
Sheriff’s officials say Peterson’s death appears to have been accidental.