Deadwood, SD. — The body of missing Spearfish man, Christopher Oien, was found Wednesday night in a remote, rugged area southwest of Deadwood. The discovery comes three months after 28 year-old Oien disappeared from Deadwood. The last sighting of Oien alive was on January 15, taken from a surveillance camera in Deadwood.
According a Deadwood Police press release the body was found by a person searching for deer antlers. in an area southwest of the Lodge at Deadwood. The location of the body turned out to be about a half-mile outside the initial search area.
Due to the difficult nature of the terrain, Lawrence County Search & Rescue and the local volunteer fire department were called in to help recover Oien’s body.
Authorities say that autopsy is currently pending.