LARAMIE – A body found just east of Laramie on Sunday has been identified as 35-year-old Cheyenne resident Brent Dougherty.

Dougherty was reported missing Jan. 21, and he was last seen walking down Blair Wallis Road near the Summit Rest Area and Visitors Center just off Interstate 80. A Monday news release from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office said search efforts following Dougherty’s disappearance were hindered by heavy snowfall and strong winds.

The release added the incident is still under “active investigation.”

A cause of death has yet to be determined, according to the news release. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Albany County Undersheriff Josh DeBree said Monday he could not provide any additional information before deadline.

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