Sen. Mark Udall's Brother's Body Found In Wyoming

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
The body of Senator Mark Udall

Credit: KCNC/Sublette County Sheriff's Office

The body of Senator Mark Udall's brother has been found in Wyoming.

James "Randy" Udall disappeared while on a backpacking trip in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. It was a place he often went backpacking over the past 30 years. He was reported missing Friday and search teams have been looking for him ever since.

At this point, foul play is not suspected in his death. There will be an autopsy, but his family says it appears he died of natural causes. Their statement is below:

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Randy. Randy's body was discovered today by the heroic search and rescue team that worked for days to locate him in a remote area of the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Our family is extremely grateful to Sublette County Sheriff Dave Lankford, his staff, Tip Top Search and Rescue, the United States Forest Service, Wyoming Air National Guard, and all others involved for their tireless efforts over the past several days. Although an autopsy is forthcoming, it appears he died of natural causes.

Randy left this earth doing what he loved most: hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world. He appeared to be on the obscure, off-trail route that he had proposed to his family. The entire Udall family is touched beyond words by the tremendous outpouring of support from people around the country. Randy's passing is a reminder to all of us to live every day to its fullest, just as he did."


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 214222901 - kktv.com/a?a=214222901
Gray Television, Inc.