The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office shares the following:
On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 search teams located the body of 28-year-old Aubree Corona whom had been missing since July 13th, 2019. Aubree Corona left a campsite in Sublette County on the morning of July 13th, 2019 with the intention of traveling to Pinedale, Wyoming. Aubree became disoriented on the mountain roads and ended up crossing Union Pass into Fremont County. Aubree received directions from a citizen and traveled into Dubois, Fremont County, Wyoming, where she made a couple of stops and purchased some items. Recent information indicated that the last confirmed sighting of Aubree Corona was a couple of hours after she had been seen in Dubois, and was a matter of a few miles from where Aubree Corona’s vehicle was located by a passer-by on August 17th, 2019.
The vehicle Aubree Corona was driving was located at the end of a narrow mountain “two-track” road in the area of Leeds Creek in the Bridger Teton Forest within Fremont County. Investigators found the vehicle to be mechanically disabled. Investigators found the mechanical problem was most likely a result of driving on rough mountain roads and found no evidence that it had been tampered with. Evidence at the scene suggested that the vehicle had been there for quite some time and most likely since July 13th.
The discovery of the vehicle gave search crews a starting point and a large-scale search was launched on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 which was a joint effort between the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office. The search utilized ground teams walking grids, as well as several teams of search dogs. The search dogs began indicating in a certain area which prompted the ground teams to initiate a grid search in that specific area which led to the discovery of the body of Aubree Corona which was about 1.3 miles from the location her vehicle was discovered.
The investigation in the cause and manner of death of Aubree Corona is being conducted under the authority of Fremont County Coroner and further details will not be released at this time.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our sincere thanks to the volunteer search and rescue members from both Fremont County Search and Rescue and Sublette County “Tip Top” Search and Rescue, who spent hundreds of man-hours driving mountain roads and hiking through remote mountain terrain in search of Aubree Corona. Special thanks to the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs and the Trik-State K9 organizations for their assistance.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Subletter County Sheriff’s Office, wish to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Miss Corona in this difficult time.
AUTH: Fremont County Undersheriff Mike Hutchison
An earlier post shares the release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.