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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identifies remains found near Spooner Summit

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose remains were found near Spooner Summit June 23.

DNA testing has revealed the remains were those of Ryan Wallace Osburn, 32.

The sheriff’s investigation concluded Osburn died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Osburn’s remains were found in King Canyon.

“Investigators recovered the remains of Osburn, personal property, a handgun, projectile and shell,” according to a Thursday press release from the sheriff’s office. “The remains had been subjected to heavy animal predation which required the identification of the remains by DNA analysis and comparison to family members.”



At the time of his death Osburn was a resident of Reno. Prior to residing in Reno he lived in Ocala, Florida. Osburn listed his occupation as a professional gambler, according to the release.


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