Good news came today following a tragic story from 2006. On June 2nd of that year, snowboarder Ben Bradley set out to hitchhike from his home in Tabernash, Colorado to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to meet friends for late-season riding.
His body was found four months later 179 miles south of Jackson Hole at Boar’s Tusk, a volcanic landmark.
Today, it has been reported that Eric John Conn, 41 years of age, was arrested last month and charged with the first-degree murder of Ben Bradley. He has also been charged with accessory to murder in the first degree and accessory after the fact.
The Wyoming Tribune has more:
“Eric John Conn, 41, was taken into custody on March 18 and charged in connection with the death of Ben Bradley, according to a joint media release from Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell and County Attorney Brett Johnson.
Conn was arrested in St. Louis last month. He has been charged with first-degree murder, accessory to murder in the first degree and accessory after the fact… Haskell said Conn was transported back to Wyoming by county detectives and the suspect appeared in Circuit Court in Rock Springs on Tuesday. Judge Dan Forgey set Bradley’s bond at $2 million cash or surety.”