Two weeks after the official search was called off, the remains of Gary Lorenz and his retrievers, Merry and Pippin were found by a hunter in Fremont County on Saturday, the first day of Colorado's second rifle deer/elk season.
(It is so often hunters who find the bodies. Hikers and backpackers stick to the trails--that might be a metaphor, but let's leave it for now.)
Lorenz is believed to have died from some combination of dehydration and hypothermia. The post's title comes from KRDO-TV, which is is promoting its evening newscast as I write.
UPDATE: The Colorado Springs Gazette says that the dogs survived.
The dogs stayed nearby through it all, and were found near his body in good condition.
“They must have loved him a lot to stay with him for that long,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Cooper said.
The dogs reportedly were friendly when deputies approached, and have been returned to Lorenz’s family. "
I wonder what they were eating for nearly a month.