Washakie County Sheriff’s confirm missing Worland man found dead

Washakie County Sheriff’s Department officials have confirmed 51-year-old Richard Rush as deceased.

After a week-long search, his body was found in a remote area near Big Trails, Wyoming. Sheriff’s said it appeared he was killed in an ATV accident.


Rush was due back to his Worland home from a hunting trip on Sunday, and never made it back. Family members alerted authorities, and a search and rescue effort ensued.

The Washakie County Sheriff’s Department posted the following statement on their Facebook page Friday around 3:30 p.m.

Richard Rush was found this morning deceased. It appears Rush was involved in an ATV crash. Foul play is not suspected. No further information will be released until an autopsy has been completed.