On October 8, 2012 at 6:45p.m. Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk received a phone call regarding an overdue hunter. The caller stated that the hunter, Ken Moosman, had not been heard from since Saturday.It is unclear at this time if the hunter came home at any point in time before his body was found.
“There is conflicting information about how long the victim was missing.Mr. Moosman’s family was up north at the time, and he had said he would come home each night from the mountain, but there is no evidence or witnesses that Mr. Moosman was ever able to come home at all,” said Captain Thomas (ECSO).
Sheriff Funk as well as several members of the Emery County Search and Rescue responded to the Shoefly Canyon in Upper Joe’s Valley, where the hunter’s truck was located just below. Sheriff Funk assembled a team the evening Moosman was reported missing and also requested the help of the Department of Public Safety helicopter to fly over the area using infrared. On the morning of Oct. 9, while Emery County search and rescue covered the area from the bottom of Shoefly canyon and up, Sanpete county searched from Skyline drive and worked their way down the canyons. The sheriff’s office reported that the Emery County search and rescue located the hunter’s gun laying in the horse trail with other items that may have fallen from the saddle. The horse was discovered a short distance below the trail, alive, but tangled in some brush. Not far from where the horse and gun were found Clawson resident , Ken Moosman, was found deceased from an apparent horse accident.There are no further details at this time, the Emery County Sheriff’s Office has ruled Moosman’s death an accident.