Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Olga Mauger was last seen as she and her new husband, oilman Carl Mauger, went scouting for elk at Twogwotee Pass near Dubois, Wyoming. They had been married for three weeks at the time.
Olga reportedly knew the ravine-filled country well. She’d hunted and trapped there since she was a child.
According to Carl they hiked the rugged mountains and Olga became tired. She decided to rest while Carl climbed a ridge so he could “spot” elk. When he returned twenty minutes later, she was gone. He called and searched for her, then organized a posse to continue looking in the mountains.
Her sandwich bag, minus the food, was found near the last place she was seen.
Shortly after Olga went missing, a snowstorm swept in from the west, hindering the search. Even so, hundreds of law enforcement officials, volunteers, and Indian trackers scoured the area for days. After the snows cleared, they went back and searched again. But the missing woman was never found.
In a letter Olga wrote her sister a few days before she vanished, the new bride said she wanted to commit suicide. No reason was given.
Searches continued sporadically for more than a year. While the wilderness may have claimed her, those who knew Olga well thought that was impossible. Police eventually concluded that Olga had disappeared of her own accord.
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Fremont County Sheriff's Office
Kidnapping Murder and Mayhem